Poetry By John Cannon


Denali
Poetry By John Cannon

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Denali
Poetry By John Cannon

In vast wilderness
you become
 
insignificant,
 
one tiny molecule
in an immense organism,
 
a snippet of DNA
 
absolutely irrelevant
 
to the throbbing pulse
of life and landscape
that totally surrounds you.

Denali John Cannon poetry
 
And then
you choose ―
 
to pull into your shell,
to set your edges,
to protect your fragile ego,

Denali John Cannon poetry

OR
 
you let yourself open ―
slowly ―
like a delicate flower,
 
you let your pores expand,
your muscles relax,
your mind slow down;
 
you breathe,
you rest,
you wait quietly.

Denali John Cannon poetry

And then ―
 
your boundaries
seem to fade away,
 
you can feel yourself
merging
with the timeless world around you,
 
and deep in your core,
 
your heart
 
begins to sing.

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