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The Light Of Darkness Shines – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Halloween is a celebration of the inversion of reality and a necessary Gothic hat-tip to the darker aspects of life, death and ourselves.” Stewart Stafford

The Light Of Darkness Shines

The club-foot dragging march of time
chases me past the lifeless stone
inscriptions of dated, stumbled meaning,
affronting my sense of ordered steps,
slough wasted feet hold me back fast to
the thin path between trod worlds,
a halo of the darkly rising unreal.

The club-foot dragging march of time
awakens me to the light of darkness,
a shining mantle of bone-dry feeling
in a river of emptiness before me,
darkening visage of truth bent stories,
weighted sore on my night-scape soul,
ever the stir of breath unseen on my neck.


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Smug Orbs – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Lisa is hosting poetics with an invitation to write about an irritating human trait and an extra challenge to try writing a duodora form.

dVerse Poets – Poetics – Halloweeny Humans

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“The gaze that sees is the gaze that dominates.” Michel Foucault

Smug Orbs

He wore saucers upon his face
like some weird, bug-eyed alien
with bobbled stalks, moving in
grand comic waves of distraction,
pretending not to see that, indeed
I could clearly see that he was
searching my moral failings.

He wore saucers upon his face,
those bulging smug orbs of
judgement thrust against me
like long, sticky blades of spite
steeped in bitter misunderstanding,
lost in fragmented distortions of
not seeing what he is seeing.


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