Static Response – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Mish is hosting the Quadrille (44 words) with an invitation to write about the word or its many forms – Static.

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Image: static test pattern.

“Because beneath the noise of the pounding, swirling surf is a place where all is quiet and clear. The chaos stills in this deep.” Glennon Doyle

Static Response

The street dynamic is buzzing crazy,
everyone like launching rockets,
thrusters and boosters at full pelt
fizzing and spinning from doorways 
and driveways in a death valley
record pursuit, but I'm in a stasis,
like a goanna barely breathing,
my static response to futility.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under awareness, Free Verse, life, poem, Quadrille, quote

23 responses to “Static Response – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. The beginning is full of movement, buzzy, and then the almost inert reaction to futility. Well done.

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  2. The drone of city static can be quite the drain… you captured that feeling so well in your poem. ❤

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  3. Your poem describes me the few times I’ve had to go to New York City. I think it could also be a metaphor for the inaction that comes with depression.

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  4. Reminds me of that early Springsteen song…good description of the city..

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  5. You captured the hustle bustle very well…I could see it. Glad I’m not in it!

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  6. You captured the energy of the urban street well so well, Paul.

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  7. like a goanna barely breathing,

    Fantastic imagery, Paul!!


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  8. lync56

    I love the imagery in this poem – the goanna image I can visualise so well and there is a peace in this


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  9. I love the contrast of the imagery, Paul. I am happy to be living, like the gonna, in the sunshine! ❤

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