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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

 

Paul,   pvcann.com

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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

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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Forever – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Commit – Word of the Day

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Forever

We have journeyed each other
segued to the soul
it seems forever
as joy cleverly inverts time
and love alters perception,
even reality,
should such a thing exist,
but excitement is a thin energy
and we must more than exist
in this liminal space
for the longest part is yet ahead
so, we must take time
and make it ours.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul,  pvcann.com

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There Is Colour – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

VJs Weekly Challenge – Wild Card

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V.J. has set a challenge to look over the past week’s writing and choose a word or phrase that repeats and write about that. Well my word is colour …

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There Is Colour

He said,
he really did,
he didn’t even blink
there was no guile,
sincere, he just let it out
“I just don’t see colour.”
Well, there you go
in your disregard
focussing on self
issuing platitudes and
diminishing a fundamental
heartfelt me, we and us,
with a blancmange of nothingness,
while everywhere
there is is colour to be celebrated,
and not just white!

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul,  pvcann.com

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Faces All A Grin – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Clutch – Word of the Day

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Photo: I never did discover who the owner was, but I was captivated by the beauty of the machine.

 

Faces All A Grin

If it could dance
this car would tango
it’s chassis would chasse
and holding the clutch in
pressure is building nicely
while the wheels begin to spin,
black smoke arises
there’s an old child within,
now letting out the clutch at last,
suddenly we’re airborne,
our faces all a grin.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul,  pvcann.com

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Never – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Privilege – dVerse Poetics

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Never

I walk the streets,
I go into places and spaces,
I talk back
I stand my ground,
I question the police,
I speak a common idiom
and anticipate understanding,
a nod and a wink.
If I raise my voice, I’m assertive,
If I forget my wallet
it’s like, come back tomorrow,
I never have to think of my
colour or gender.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul,  pvcann.com

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Not Quite – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Random – In Other Words

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Not Quite

Random? That celebratory word
from the anarchists lexicon, and yet
a theory not quite stringless, not quite chaos,
an endless fibonacci moment,
only a statistician could love this child.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul,  pvcann.com

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None Like You – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Desire – Word of the Day

 

None Like You

So cool
as you touch my lips,
I love the wet
and the spice of you
a rich perfume
that I can taste,
smooth
unblended nectar
like liquid velvet,
and in all the world
there’s none like you
at all
my jar of whiskey.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Paul,  pvcann.com

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You Lie – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

What Do You See?

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You Lie

You want me
to lie down with you
in that watery grave.
but you lie to me of
such voluptuary,
with naked invitation
and I am so tempted
save for the deafness of steel,
this wall between your song
and my uncertainty.
For now
I’m content to savour your gifts
and I shall dream of you more,
tonight.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul,  pvcann.com

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I Was Me – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Envision – Word of the Day

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“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started, and know the place for the first time.”  T.S. Eliot ‘Little Gidding’ (Four Quartets)

 

I Was Me

In my dream
we launched the Major Tom
and thrust through painted skies
hung with unknown stars,
like Theramania and Volsatus,
with exotic faces
and rarefied air,
a luminous melange
beckoning us
with exciting possibilities,
and yet,
even as we landed,
I knew that I was me
and you were you,
and that’s how it should be,
that’s how it is.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul,  pvcann.com

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