Beyond – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Reality doesn’t impress me, I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.” Anais Nin


I could describe this by mundane anatomy,
by arcane physiology, or even psychology,
naming steps, movements, the exhaustion 
of language spent in breathless pursuit.

A nomenclature of moments cannot possibly
describe the sheer urgency of the softness 
and welcome of folding with you into an
ecstasy beyond description, beyond reason,
beyond, until we let go.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®


Filed under Free Verse, love, passion, poem, quote

24 responses to “Beyond – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Nice☺️

    Sent from my iPhone


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  2. Paul, I think this is one of my favorites of yours…

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  3. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Don’t Miss This Great Poem From Paul!!!!

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  4. Wow, Paul!!! I LOVED this!! I so agree with Ben – This is simply Awesome! Great photo too!! Very, very inspiring!!! I have just a one word request and reaction to this, My Friend – MORE!!! Please!!

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  5. Beautiful, and for me also very thought provoking. Thanks Paul! xx Michael

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  7. lync56

    Interesting twist


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  8. lync56

    or is it tryst!!


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