Heading Home, Not Lost – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“The moment of change is the only poem.” Adrienne Rich

Heading Home, Not Lost

It was as if I was never there,
I spoke and no word would leave my mouth,
those I knew turned away from me,
I was but a stranger in their presence,
no place felt like home,
though I was not lost
nothing seemed to fit, 
nothing made sense anymore,
nothing was as before,
and so I embraced it and
went home by another route.

Copyright 2023 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under awareness, Free Verse, life, poem, psychology, quote

25 responses to “Heading Home, Not Lost – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Thank you for this poem. 💖🌹

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  2. Those last two lines came as a complete surprise to me. I’d been all set to wallow in the speaker’s angst.

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  3. I agree with Liz. What a lovely, empowering poem. And I like that the narrator could be anyone–a broad range of possibilities.
    Thank you!

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  4. Beautiful poem, Paul. The soul remembers those watershed moments. Also, I am delighted to see you quoting Adrienne Rich. She’s a hell of a writer.

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  5. Rob Kistner

    It happens Paul that at times we feel out of step with the environment we find ourselves in. I get out of step with time and space occasionally, daydreaming. Happy new year to you my friend. 🙂✌🏼❣️

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  6. This really resonated with me Paul. A timely poem and a situation many find ourselves in. Nothing fits anymore and you have to find another path. I loved it, thank you! ☺️

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  7. lync56

    What a beautiful poem


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