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I did this poem in the spirit of poetic licence, having but a sketchy knowledge of the town mentioned

I have not specified a time setting, leaving it open to interpretation, I only know of the place by mention

from another souper, I hope the good people of Panecea, take it with a pinch of salt, and I hope to make

a visit just to check the town out for real.'

Feel the country feel.. hear the laughter; the sporadic kssh as the ring pulls go, as beer; ginger and also popcorn flow, hard seats under a half galvanised roof, movies from Hollywood play to an audience of fireflies and ernest working peoples minds, sultry air is as sluggish as the creek just out of town, barbecues are a'waiting their heyday in Panacea Florida, as the postman tries to outrun his own autos dust cloud, I muse on the strength of humanity and the pitfalls of existence, the world is a million miles off, yet also exists just heartbeats away.'

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 4/1/2017 9:33:00 AM
love it, well wrote Joe!
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Date: 11/15/2016 12:09:00 PM
Wow Joe, I do have my own Panacea, but mine was too late...
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 10/24/2017 2:33:00 AM
Jo, I need Panacea NOW!
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 12/4/2016 12:30:00 PM
My Panacea was my mom's kisses
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Joe Maverick
Date: 11/15/2016 1:47:00 PM
Thanks for the visit Pashang.'
Date: 11/12/2016 8:45:00 AM
This is quite complex the more I read it..."postman tries to outrun his own autos dust cloud..." "audience of fireflies" "sultry air...sluggish" I love these images. In line one, is KSSH a radio station? That's what I found on it. It's interesting that there's the Panacea, FL: the definition of the word, the title of the poem, says it all. Thank you for sharing. --Wesley C.
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Space Cadet
Date: 11/20/2016 8:40:00 PM
Oh, I see. Sorry about that. This is very creative poem, and I see/read it with a few layers of meaning.
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Joe Maverick
Date: 11/12/2016 3:35:00 PM
Thanks for the feedback Wesley, I mean't the Kssh to represent the sound of various drink can ring pulls being pulled open, once again good to hear from you'
Date: 11/11/2016 7:42:00 PM
wow, you are coming up with some GREAT stuff these days. I love this, and it really has a great atmosphere to it.
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Joe Maverick
Date: 11/12/2016 3:40:00 PM
Hey Andrea; great to hear from you.' thanks for the kind appraisal I hope I can get more writes up, I must try and get more focused in many ways.'