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Being Called To Breathe – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


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“It isn’t normal to know what we want. It is a rare and difficult psychological achievement.”  Abraham Maslow

Being Called To Breathe

I was fragile, just a little, after
a series of disjointed conversations
evolving from an impoverished memory,
that arcane room of collected forgetting
and confused yearnings,
all those familiar vignettes of life
borrowed from someone else,
blurring to a past,
undone by that ancient activity of
waiting intently,
poised on the edge,
could this be doubted?
That we are being called to
breathe possibilities
in to this now.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com


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