Not Alone – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse De is hosting the Quadrille with an invitation to write using some form of the word scared.

dVerse Poets – Quadrille – Let’s Scare Up Some Poems

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“There is something waiting for us at the edge of the woods, and it is our fate to meet it.” Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Not Alone

Walking,
alone,
not alone,
tone imperceptible,
feelings shifting,
a movement peripheral
makes my saliva coppery,
narrowed eyes darting,
alert,
the sound of nothing,
spine creeps scared,
skittering leaves startle,
distant urban shrill,
nerves on edge as my mind
traverses fluid shadows
watching me.


Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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16 responses to “Not Alone – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Very solid and thorough piece I must say. Well written as per usual bro! Blessings. ❤

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  2. Oooo. I could taste that coppery saliva! As a teen I read a book called “The Watcher in the Woods.” This brought back chilling memories of it.

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  3. It doesn’t take long for the mind to conjure beasties that walk with us in dark woods…

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  4. What a frightful experience!

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  5. Hmm, what do we invite to walk with us when we enter unknown territory alone and scared? Sometimes, it’s not there but it feels there because we invited it.

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  6. Love that “coppery saliva”! The was you formatted this poem, made it truly frightening!

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  7. And was there a full moon too, maybe some howling? 😉

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  8. lync56

    Such great words evoking sensations

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