from Shadow Boxing The Infinite….. Anywhere

You can be murdered anywhere, but
you’ll always die in Congress or in Parliament.

From a lack of care or indifference
to what’s said and done by everyone expecting
salvation be a ladder to Paradise, until
the stairs to another life declining repair
prove they lead nowhere but upside down.

Change will come eventually you think,
forgetting the war ongoing in everything
where slaughter is observed religiously,
statistics carved in counterfeit
register complaint surreptitiously proud.

To serve the perverted ego’s lazy appetite
for the curve of constancy, no matter what
it takes to frame familiar certainty:
mistaken for the truth still boasting loudly
for release from the cage of incessant proof.

In our recalcitrant lives something despairs,
training us for extinction as the prize.

©Dean Baker

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Magazine Minds, Confectionery Lives and Cold Souls in Café Society

These are the days of holy rage; the nights, of broken thunder. The numberless
specific insanities that pull your mind right under: total potentiality.

You know, don’t you? Who can’t gain weight, got no appetite yet bloats enthralled by aims and goals.
As for myself I’m vanishing invisibly, can’t sleep at night yet before evening’s day I am all awake.
This is the place where drunks stumble and lurch; slur my daylight mind in ancient doorways, forever with us potential derelicts.
For everyone except yourself, fear is another tightrope.

The solution? To disappear, jewels of truth lighting my way through empty towns, hollow streets: no deals.
I leave everything behind that would not touch my sunken eyes.
In this I am revealed: the blind, the wounded thief.

Who would desire to be the orphan and limping stepchild, ascribed with insulting logic? The garret-ridden genius undiscovered
and resentful merely aching to be loved once again by the monster chasing populace, no myths allowed.
Hadn’t I assumed this debt was once and always my badge and refuge?

I did not want these signs of brilliance undermined and botched due to lost affection: or losing what you never had, a haunting;
to become another apocalyptic howling at the moon, screaming at the living who never laments or complains. Bet on that.

This unborn flesh torn by desire and the desire-less worn in physical distances I contemplate as loosely as lost spirit encounters
where self-consciousness bows to tie the ribbons of my shoes.
Ah vision, life.

Passion was and is the trick. Can I ask do you care: how many dollars
for how much, myself versus your objects of impersonal lust. Me with my eye trouble,
my insomnia, my depression: meager symptoms.

Poetry the next disavowal by such sodden lugs and lumps abandoned in coffeehouse condominiums, the esthete shelter of those trapped
in desolation defined by poverty or riches, dissatisfied with a life of anonymity.

Give me revelation, give me free: it is the same as Shakespeare’s who could not be you refusing recognition and discipline as differentiations of which
you await disclosure by committees yearning to assume importance as they impose standards of taste as if owned by vengeful tools who cannot create.

These are the arbiters of your heart and souls.

Requiring a new death in each moment of possible waking: a pleasant death, for T.V. minds.
The rest: morbidly dull, virtuously sadistic, and wholly masochistic as a result of not cornering the market on sensitivity.

Lot’s wives. You have had my company for so long you even believe we have not been fucking mid-air.

Dreamers of an everywhere downtown, the neon nightmare: dummies, doppelgangers, jerks, stooges, nerds, zipper-heads… plus a few second
banana intellectual epileptics, emotional fascists, and spiritual tyrants.

None try to borrow a cup of sugar, although I can’t really be sure of the neighbors.

©Dean Baker

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