I Am Prepared – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“I cannot let you burn me up, nor can I resist you. No mere human can stand in a fire and not be consumed.” A.S. Byatt

I Am Prepared

Erotic juxtaposition not-with-standing,
passion is simply the agony of suffering,
yet, as beautiful in its exposition  as any
understanding of pain or lack of joy,
I moth-like draw close to your fame,
an ending I am prepared to risk,
and I whisper to myself, 
I really don't care for the risk,
I want to be hurt by you.


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13 responses to “I Am Prepared – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Ooh la la! I think sometimes going back into that “second teenagehood” is the only way to go. Turning into a piece of charcoal for nothing doesn’t hardly seem fair.

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  2. I see what you mean:
    >>I moth-like draw close to your f(l)ame,<<

    I like it. Thanks. Xoxo

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