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So Pretty – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 lines – Flamingo

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So Pretty

So pretty even Manfred hit you up
vanguard of birthdays and anniversaries
blood red feathered flame of life
beautiful to behold your everything
touch me with your slender grace.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Complicated – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Up – Quadrille

 

This is entirely antithetical

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Complicated

It’s complicated
but then it always is,
if maybe could be yes
and more certain
I might take that risk,
why spoil the moment with
a probable no?
Besides,
she has no clue
and if I even hint
the jig might well be up.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Sheer Delight – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Luscious – Word of the Day

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Sheer Delight

To hold you is sheer delight,
voluptuous
taught
toned body
smooth skin
to taste you is ecstasy,
your juice runs down my chin
sweet
luscious peach.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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On Edge – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Limbo – dVerse Poets – Poetics

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On Edge

Your circular saw intrusion
slicing the air,
unwelcome jolt
my emotions raw
jangled,
as the door shuts
tension remains
your departure
leaves the air unresolved,
like a tightrope
I’m on edge
with the day.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Carried – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Nimble – RDP Monday

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Carried

The dance began so long ago
it was yesterday as tomorrow,
effortless and light
carrying no weight,
they took their parts
and shared the load,
he was fleet of foot
and she was nimble,
but she carried the greater part
she carried the whole
the family sum
and he was all the lighter
with gratitude.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Memory – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Anniversary – VJs Weekly Challenge

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Memory

Sometimes I look for you
but mostly you come to mind,
a memory curled in my heart,
a felt sense of presence
often my own face as
I awaken in the morning mirror,
moments of humour,
anger and sorrow,
Confused
holding my four year old hand.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Possible – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Foray – RDP Monday

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Possible

Now
after so long
it seemed possible
and in proximity
as we were
alone
close
my hand reached out for yours
a risk to break the impasse
of tenterhooks and butterflies,
awaiting reception
or, God forbid
a retraction, no
and as I turned
you leaned in,
and our hearts
were in our eyes.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Pure Phantasm – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Longing – Word of the Day

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Pure Phantasm

Strange days and motel beds,
a distance between us with
that small pocket of grief
we carry in the lone moments
of this wending journey
and, in a moment of elan,
I roll over and reach for you
in the solo of the night
and just as suddenly
come to my senses knowing,
in the drift of my dream,
that the pillow is a
pure phantasm of longing

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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We Learned To bend – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Compromise – RDP Thursday

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“Love without sacrifice is like theft.” Nassim Nicholas Taleb

 

We learned To Bend

There is a oneness
that we found or,
perhaps, we made
of each other,
smoothing those edges
colouring the other,
what’s mine is yours
those worldly goods
some stayed and
some went,
we evolved together
and, on the shape
the colour,
the style or fad,
we learned to bend
more than a little
without breaking the
integrity that
held the core of us.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Let’s – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Naughty – Word of the Day

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Let’s

Vanilla is so
unsurprising
just a little too subtle,
you leaned over smiling
winking a
lascivious wink
and whispered in my ear,
“Let’s be spicy.”

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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