Somewhere In The Middle – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“In art, truth and reality begin when one no longer understands what one is doing or what one knows ….” Henri Matisse

Somewhere In The Middle

Reality is nine tenths of perception,
and I wonder how 
many realities there might be,
everyone a winner,
no single substantive truth,
versions of versions,
choose your own ending,
after all,
it's an arcade world,
a fluid dystopia of newsprint.
Equally, surely, 
meta-narratives are repressive fantasy.
Somewhere in the middle
lies human connection,
the potential real.

Copyright 2023 ©️Paul Vincent Cannon
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25 responses to “Somewhere In The Middle – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. We seem to have presented two sides of the coin today, Paul.

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  2. History decides what truth is.

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  3. You’d think reality wouldn’t be such a struggle!

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  4. Keep our eyes on the middle!

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  5. lync56



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  6. I will meet you in the middle, the only place for reality…

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  7. Perceptions indeed. In all. Being slightly colour blind (Some greens and some browns) I know that my “reds” or my “blues” or my “yellows” I don’t see as others do. It may well be possible that nobody sees the same red… But we agree that there is a colour “red”… It is a convention. 😉
    Bon week-end mon ami.

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  8. we all have something in common — to be unreliable narrators of the world around us.

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