Life Is Thin – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


“Life itself is a thin coat of paint on the planet, and we hold the paintbrush.” Daniel Dennet

Life Is Thin

This might be the half glass thing,
peeling gloss paint on the barge boards,
seven searing summers,
eight cold pressed winters,
I guess it's time but it only
seemed like yesterday that I 
painted them fresh against the world,
now might be the time for something new,
and yet I feel a little melancholy,
things don't last.

Copyright 2023 ©️Paul Vincent Cannon
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19 responses to “Life Is Thin – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Everything decays over time.

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  2. I know whereof you speak.

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  3. ~just a thought

    Love that you’ve tied this to “the half glass thing”—wonderful perspective

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  4. prolificwritersacademy


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  5. Totally cosmic statement, Paul. Could be referring to the building, you, me or even life itself.🤔

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  6. Relatable, Paul! Great post! ❤

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  7. This is a lovely ‘place’ to find melancholy. Enjoying your work!

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  8. lync56



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