Amygdalin Notes

Now that I’ve seen poetry proposed by
porpoises, or dolphins; the stuttering hieroglyphics
where it’s easy metaphor, clever for the moment,
almost an instruction where the equal sign floats
emptily, amid scratched engraven disingenuous notes
I see greatness has left a greater space

Absent the benefit of academia – years of
climbing throats, spitting out brilliance
for the absolution of leisure time with old goats,
young nymphs and assorted morons
demanding obedience and clarity – that broken
bottle-neck of charity that drove singular poets

To jump ship, dive into eternity off a bridge –
there’s no tight-wire flip, no challenge in insight
obtained within these lawyer’s briefs: no passion
on the edge of amygdalin threads, leading
song on a horizon unguessed til lived: DRN neurons
the bleating of charm echoing a singular note

©Dean Baker

*Amygdala – source of courage, loneliness, etc. with DRN neurons
being used to alter & balance these states through optogenetics….

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2 thoughts on “Amygdalin Notes

  1. “years of
    climbing throats, spitting out brilliance
    for the absolution of leisure time with old goats,
    young nymphs and assorted morons
    demanding obedience and clarity – that broken
    bottle-neck of charity that drove singular poets” — incredible writing, Dean.

    Liked by 1 person

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