Beside Myself – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: found on “Looking at myself.”

“Association with human beings lures one into self-observation.” Franz Kafka

Beside Myself

I sat down next to myself,
I just wanted to see,
to notice,
the me I cannot see,
to observe those hidden things
that hide in my skin,
behind statements,
under clothes,
in polite conversations,
with thoughts while in repose,
standing back, 
looking on,
taking note of
what is so easily missed
in the illusions of the 
constructs of life.

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

13 responses to “Beside Myself – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. VJ

    Too much of this is not good for the soul, lol. Especially, if like me, you are critical of what you see.

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  2. This is something we all need to do from time to time!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Americaoncoffee

    You’ve made some great pointers. Great POV!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. lync56

    Such a great poem of the power of self reflection


    Liked by 1 person

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