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Till Something Resolved – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Till Something Resolved

Screen door squeaked around five
the linoleum worn by his steps
he turned on the radio
music streaming
anonymously to his ears
while he sets to with dinner,
as always, the same simple fare,
and he’d bathe and tend her
feed her with love,
she’d rasp her gratitude,
it’s not what they’d planned,
lost were the card nights
the bar with the boys,
their dates were bedpans,
face washers and pills,
her nights were his nights,
till something resolved.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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Mistrial – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Mistrial

He lay
feeble, in a field of pillows
his face sallow,
jaundiced,
frail,
the air in his room was fetid
assaulting everyone;
five years he’d battled,
ravaged,
nuked and puked
to no avail,
but he’s not done yet
he’s got one more shot,
some new drug trial
no guarantee,
a dream,
hope
with which he holds his
string of life together with,
and just one more day.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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