Les Stupides


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My mind’s a thread unwinding; I
pluck at darkness, which falls.
It won’t let the stupids out; it
suffers them to bray and shout,
these Attic businessmen and women:
busy, they are knitting spirit doilies.

Must I endure like a disease the bad
and bright side of the living’s enemies?
But who am I asking? We are so
few than farther between might be.

You cannot hear me; you are denying everything,
soiled by the crossways unclean:
strapped in a cocoon of the secondary.

©Dean J. Baker

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This Earth


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What was I running from
when everything was
beside me

Shaking at the thought
of you, inside
each move I made

When I couldn’t say
who was called that night
into silence

whispering
in my pain
You

You
it is myself
I come upon like this

©Dean J. Baker

– excerpt from Measuring Gravity By Grace

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Articulation


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I can’t pretend to understand
the geographies; impossible
to comprehend, unless
we are sweeping
across the same land and sea

Of what you do, or do not
mean to me; in the days
to come
between your now, and then:
and what is not said pointedly

©Dean J. Baker

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Tightrope Dancer


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It might look like another
poem
because the lines won’t
end here, or there

Remember you don’t
judge the book,
the cover by appearance
only

Seems to be what is
isn’t, then
robs you of time
and suddenly

It’s another fine
poem
you’ve gotten me
into

©Dean J. Baker

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Slow Poem For Jane


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don’t know if I want
to kill you
like the million other
killers the city gives refuge to.

I take on the shape of
what is close.
I am nothing in particular.
To some I am a ghost.

This is all my love:
These lines, this page,
the troubled notes.
I don’t ask you
when you’re leaving.

I let you know I am alive and well.

©Dean J. Baker

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