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Complicated – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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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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Tonight – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Tonight

The hiss of
fifteen denier crossing
and that off the shoulder allure
hem an invitation,
ripe ruby red lips engorged
kisses only our eyes could feel
so lost were we in each other,
alas, alone again,
and O how I yearn for you tonight.

©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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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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The Hungering – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Hungry – RDP Tuesday

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The Hungering

Those every minutes
the essence of time
ever pressing in on
the fondness of heart
like threads,
constricting
always conscious of the
second hand intruding
with the grief of lonely hours
and furtive meetings for solace,
hungering for each other
as if we’d been apart for
a very long time.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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Performance – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Performance

He was the consummate performer,
tongue so adept his
words filled her void
taking her to
dizzying heights
where the feeling lingered
and the sighs were long,
she moaned and
along the carriage
faces stared,
it wasn’t her stop
but her performance
was over.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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I Burned – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

What Do YouSee? Willow Poetry

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I Burned

I dreamt you lightening bird
twice you came to me
in the night
and I burned while
flames danced at my window
and you crackled
when I stroked your hair.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Note: The Lightening Bird is a mythological bird that was believed to be able to call down thunder and lightening (African mythology – Zulu and other peoples).

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You Couldn’t Wait – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Thief – RDP Wednesday

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You Couldn’t Wait

I was ready to bleed for you
but you couldn’t wait
you crept in and
stole my heart
incarcerated in your beauty.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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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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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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