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She Went Deep – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

VJs Weekly Challenge – Frost

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“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” John Steinbeck

She Went Deep

She went deep, 
so deep that she opened the door 
of summer's heat to winter's cool
in a flash of such interior calm that
time slowed down a pulse of almost
nil and a half where the externals 
were clear for the first time and
she slipped away inside, distilling
everything to an unsurpassable 
peace of body held as she withdrew
the world from her heart under a 
canopy of frost so cool, the heat of 
life could not seduce and melt her.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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Jacky Boy Gets In – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Frost – Word of the Day


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Jacky Boy Gets In

I said that thing,
you know, the thing that shouldn’t be said,
the fast retort,
the smug rejoinder,
the sarcastic defence,
“just like your mother.”
And your lungs collapsed,
your eyes flashed,
Of course I was sorry,
but O so slow to get to it.
And, although it wasn’t winter,
I had invited Jacky Boy once again,
as a frost enveloped us.
The thaw,
though inevitable,
would take some time,
and our memories,
though different,
would retain the sting.

©Paul Vincent Cannon





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