Considering Our Romance


 

 

 

 

 

You’re not with me these nights,
in which the silence
pounds inextricably
down the throughways of my blood

I could tell your presence
immediately; by the shining, altered
radiance of certain
stars singling us out for their light

But that was an illusion,
as the star
fades back into night –
impossible to capture with the mind alone

The reasons quite explanatory,
suffer themselves to endure
the worth of all things:
whatever distant name I bring is yours

©Dean J. Baker

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July


 

 

 

 

 

 

You think of July as the hottest month
while I recall two family pets dead,
easing into
the fact that my father died then too

July, July, July I think in a crazed
Spanish accent, as if
to coax comedy
out of the horror and inalienable truth

I see this is how the seasons change
when least expected; the chill
of frost creeps in: regret has no place
in that furnace you take everywhere with you

 

©Dean J. Baker

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The Minor Importance Of A Dying Swan


 

 

 

 

 

The past cannot claim you,
though the wolves
come thick as forest trees; and
as bare
with their false necessities:
so far from root and water.

Ghosts of another time lay
down on tracks,
they imposed upon your mind; teach
some other song, my dear:
not fear,
but what it means to be strong.

The world belongs to you alone,
who give name
once decided to go on through;
see, the fools disappear,
and you were worrying:
it is yourself, coming this way again.

©Dean J. Baker

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O Gossip


Sharbot Lake, Ontario

 

 

 

 

 

O Gossips, Your Circle of Willis is
clogged with Fecaliths
O You Who Know Better, fastidious
where you drown in that pool
become pets now to underwater creatures

O The Detested who paint your wounds
with Rumi and the Truth
O You Colloquials who assume
in your person the munificence of Karma:
version number to follow edited

©Dean J. Baker

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Queen St. East


 

 

 

The jaw slacks, with the weight
of the body’s loss,
to an inexorable acknowledgement

The brain is unfettered
in its jug; spilling over
with the nostalgia of alcohol

Flat on their backs, near Moss
Park, curled fetus-like, the
inhabitants whirl in a static frenzy of

Enfeeblement, any amusement here
sublingual: the posthumous twitching
of cynics en masse

 

©Dean J. Baker

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