What Words – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.” Bertrand Russell

What Words?

What words carry love that
can ease past pathologies of
self-doubt or loathing, even shame,
by which one cannot possibly be
equal to the feelings, let alone the
carriage of expectations that
inevitably seem to follow and the 
constructs that haunt our sense of
hidden self, safe self, not yet ready
for this turmoiled world of risk.
What words carry love?

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6 responses to “What Words – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I think in my family there are many☺️

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