Release Button – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

#2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge

Day 21 21.11.22

Prompt: Write a poem using at least three, or all of six provided words.

The words are: button, gather, hold, not, sweep, toxic.

Release Button

My fingers on the 
button that would gather and 
hold the skirt allowing it to flare 
in a beautiful sweep of shapely thigh,
not like those toxic tents of yesteryear 
that would hide an entire village,
these wisps of cloth fire the heart and 
lift imagination leaving one feeling 
completely alive.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®️ 


Filed under Free Verse, love, November 2022 PAD Chapbook Challenge, passion, poem

15 responses to “Release Button – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. It sounds a little bit mysterious to me, Paul! I think i will need some more readings. 😉 Best wishes, Michael

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  2. I love your romantic reflections.

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  3. Not to mention the corsets that could drive out a whole village. 😉

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  4. Bravo! Alt research shows that with progressive freedoms of “lewd” speech, public undress, regulated prostitution and, finally, freedom in the pair bond ~ sex crime does not increase but, in fact, diminishes drastically. It is the forbidden nature of the fruit, not the fruit itself, which tempts us ~ for the studies show that when it is all around us in abundance, like any other resource we tend to look past it and take it for granted instead.


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  6. lync56

    Well done in crafting all those into such a beautiful poem


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