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Anything Else? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Feast – Word of the Day

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Anything Else?

The waiter hovered solicitous
as we divined the menu
a sumptuous poem for the palate,
a veritable bacchanale,
the candle flickered as we talked with passion
reordering our every moment of the day,
we rejoiced in the smells of the jus and the spices
chewing with tender delight
the fat on our lips glistened
while the gravy ran down our chins
we laughed and we sighed
meditating on every morsel and word
forgetting the world
indulging each other
I took your hand
you stroked my ankle
the waiter hovered once more
was there anything else
O yes please,
Oysters, shucked, of course
but at home we had a different feast.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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To Deliquesce – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Thaw – RDP Thursday

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To Deliquesce

We were so very right from opposing views,
and our spines were steel
supports for cantilevered lips
projecting righteous hurt,
and as words settled into silence,
anger cooled as
a blanket of ice
a slippery sheet of layered invective,
woven with anger
and hemmed with shame.
In order to deliquesce,
a hand would be needed
a look given,
a sad smile offered,
a hug shared,
and all would be forgiven
then spring would evolve
fecund from the ground of our pain.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Invitation – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Spike – dVerse Poets Quadrille 75

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Photo: healthwealthhappiness.com.au  Himalayan Spikenard

 

 

Invitation

Solomon
threw wisdom out the window
just for a moment
as he lay with the woman from Shulem
who came to him in the night
naked, spiced,
sweet to taste,
whose garden,
that holy of holies,
was pure spikenard
fragrance of invitation
to explore.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Note: This poem references Song of Songs variously known as The Canticle, Canticle of Solomon, Song of Solomon, etc. which is part of the Jewish canon (from the scrolls of the Tanakh). The Song of Songs (holy of holies) is a poetic tribute to erotic love focussing on Solomon and an unnamed woman from Shulem. Solomon names her physical parts and she reciprocates, poetically, spikenard being the penultimate aroma of the vagina, or as Solomon says, her channel, or, her garden.

 

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The Agony – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Fire – Word of the Day

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The Agony

How can something burn
and yet never consume,
when entire forests fall to ash
and futures are cauterised by flames
so intense they erase history
and futures yet unthought?
And yet we burn
with an intensity that would consume
entire forests
but we are not ready to surrender
to the sting of the flames,
we desire the sweetness of fire
but not its end,
we want that sacred ground
of the agony of love.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Temperature Rising – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Temperature – RDP Thursday

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Temperature Rising

We started at zero,
undressing,
caressing,
falling,
sliding,
temperature rising,
sweating,
feverish,
a commensurate act
we were lost
over the edge
and then came back
starting at zero.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Hold Me – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Appease – Word of the Day

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Hold Me

Sucker punched,
gasping for air
I staggered,
then the searing pain
of the knife between my ribs,
your words are sometimes like that,
like murder,
but then, mine too,
so, hold me
just as I’m holding you,
only love can soothe
such deep wounds.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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Unbridled – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Devour – Word of the Day

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Unbridled

Try as it might
the rain couldn’t dampen our fever,
we were gone
so drunk on passion,
the rivulets an outward sign
of the cascade within
and, casting reason to the wind,
what began as civil
became unbridled pleasure
as we devoured each other.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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An Absence Of Soap – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Act – Word of the Day

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An Absence Of Soap

 

Your thespian ways
were more stagecraft than celluloid,
thoughtful,
of character,
never up nor our
always true,
No drama
an absence of soap,
you always knew
when it was time to act.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Spent – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Air – RDP Saturday

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Nunc scio quid sit amor  Now I know what love is.

 

Spent

The moment needed no words
we conversed in other ways
till we made our point
and then we lay exhausted, spent
the air sucked right out of us
in breathless, telegraphic counterpoint.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Just Give It A Scratch – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Itching – Word of the Day

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Marilyn Monroe in the Seven Year Itch, 1955.

 

Just Give It A Scratch

One thousand books on keeping it real,
another thousand on spicing it up,
those experts will save you
from boredom or spat,
from those
seven rash years, well
just give it a scratch,
like you used to do
back when loved seemed a match.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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