To Tilt The World – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: which also appeared in February for a different poem- a Burrowing Frog

“Politics is the most corrupt profession on earth, no matter where you are.” Charles Dance

To Tilt The World

The burrowing frog must not be sliced.
I resume weeding my contemplative space,
conscious of worms, skinks, silver eyes, beetles,
in the special corner of my garden
where my conscience is raw, open,
and yet there is a man in the Kremlin, 
the palace, the senate, the curia,
someone some place who I 
would not think twice to slice
had I the the chance to tilt the world,
correcting the pH
of the glug that stifles
every breath
of peace 
in me.

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

10 responses to “To Tilt The World – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Maybe if enough of us join together, we could tilt the world.

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  2. The secret is that we made that man, and will make another to replace him ~ until we realize that he is not needed because we all know how to act.

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  3. I think that everyone hates politicians.

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  4. lync56

    I love the use of contrast in this poem and the power of the words


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