The Shift – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Mish is hosting the Quadrille with an invitation to write a poem including the word shift or any of its forms.

dVerse Poets – Quadrille – Shift

“Life is always moving, changing, shifting into its next shape.” Melody Beattie

The Shift

A little tectonic
or factory floor,
maybe the goal posts,
something gauzy,
packing boxes,
another house
though perhaps not yours,
third gear, down fourth,
cattle to the top paddock,
hit enter,
the sun
its shadows,
a shift in place and time.

Copyright 2023 ©️Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®️


Filed under awareness, Free Verse, life, poem, Quadrille, quote

11 responses to “The Shift – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I really like your approach to this, the terse lines and random variety of life shifts, each one it’s own little story….

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  2. Lovely read. The various shifts described well. 🙂

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  3. lync56

    Interesting poem


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