A Curious Thing – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Screen shot of Google Maps, showing the five way in Nungarin, there are other five ways, but I know this one well.

“Each decision we make, each action we take, is born out of an intention.” Sharon Salzberg

A Curious Thing

A curious thing a five way,
not one or two or even four,
but five directions
where questions arise of
compulsion or choice,
predictability or surprise,
and predictably,
it is always surprise,
a divination of the remains of three,
are they unencumbered with expectation,
open to how whatever may come,
like the saying,
suck it and see,
who knows,
who cares,
in the end it might only be
compulsions of choice.

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

14 responses to “A Curious Thing – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Interesting decision making.

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  2. A great metaphor for some situations in life. Beautiful, Paul! Enjoy your weekend! xx Michael

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  3. Sounds like New Hampshire’s dreaded rotaries.

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  4. lync56

    Great memories at this 5 way – love your use of it in this poem of life


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