What Life? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“I’d rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.” Jack London

What Life?

What life grows wild,
who weaves the holy
in this uneasy middling  of
our human inclinations,
the awkward rehearsal for
a stage within this temporal
life of our own meaning making
held against the tyranny of
sameness, that misery of the
ordinary lurking in our minds,
waiting to entrap us like 
hamsters in a wheel.

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

5 responses to “What Life? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Here’s to throwing that hamster wheel on the trash heap!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. A squeaky wheel does not always get oiled.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. lync56

    Short but powerful



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