The Remembrist – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Image: found on pinterest.com

“I mistrust all systematizers and avoid them. The will to a system is a lack of integrity.” Friedrich Nietzsche

The Remembrist 

I'm trying to remember the 
moment we lost connection,
begging the question, what 
are we the product of and, 
how ever did we outsource 
our lives, virtualising our
experiences?

Lately I've been trying to imagine 
myself in a different world, but 
the problem remains steadfast,
and all the while our lives are
missing, our faces false advertising.


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14 responses to “The Remembrist – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Way before Covid I think. Cel phones, zoom calls 🥺

    Sent from my iPhone

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    Liked by 3 people

  2. The image immediately brought to mind Eugene O’Neill’s “The Great God Brown.”

    These lines capture what the final years of my higher ed career were like, when the bean counters took over and removed both the “higher” and the “education” from higher education.

    how ever did we outsource
    our lives, virtualising our
    experiences?

    (Oh, I’m not bitter . . . )

    Liked by 4 people

  3. Ever wary, we yearn for authenticity. We long to trust. We most dislike in others the fault we find in ourselves.

    Profound message, Paul!

    Liked by 3 people

  4. lync56

    Interesting poem – love the picture – sad but true

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    Liked by 1 person

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