Nothing Stays The Same – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

#2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge

Day 26 26.11.22

Prompt: Write a rethink poem (rethink an earlier poem, a conversation, a belief etc.)

Nothing Stays The Same

As the morning light warms the bay
I ponder the movement of the sun as I have
remembered its habits of days and seasons,
though such thoughts I know to be imprecise,
even a little jumbled, tangled, in my mind and
as I pondered it dawned on me that I too
change over days and seasons,
moving as habit, though never precisely,
a little jumbled and tangled, 
changing just as light changes especially 
when life is clouded or when the sun is intense,
nothing stays the same,
the bay is not the same as it was a few years ago
and neither am I or the things I hold close.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under awareness, Free Verse, life, November 2022 PAD Chapbook Challenge, poem

12 responses to “Nothing Stays The Same – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. VJ

    A truth better swallowed when accepted.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Amy

    So true… beautifully said.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. lync56

    Beautiful insightful reflective poem


    Liked by 1 person

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