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Halloween 1

On Halloween, I’m going as Dean –
neither myself, nor what the name
represents respectively;
except the man without costume or
mask at this happy dance,
where all parade their desire to be seen
as those without disguise or need

At least from us, who have no wish
to witness the caravan of ghosts
amid the empty streets, as those
who travel too far to be grasped
are those who
do so absent present company exclusively:
arriving first, as if caught at last

©Dean Baker

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‘Poetry that is classic and timeless.’

Vital, intense and uncompromising – singular in clarity, artistry, and authenticity.’

Work which illuminates as it informs – a reviving sense of discovery and perspective.’

**Dark Earth – ‘Rabelais and Hieronymus Bosch look out of dark chinks in these poems…’

‘The most unique set of poems I have ever read’

**Silence Louder Than A Train – ‘Highly recommended’ ‘..one would be  hard pressed to do better…’

‘…savagely introspective…’

Dean’s books will someday be required reading…’

©Dean Baker

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The Traitor Within

The ordinary human event –
passing probably unnoticed
went with intervals of laughter:
then one more suicide since

Strip the grafts of skin,
pick flesh bare to bones;
leave the eyes staring inward,
wave that shaft of stone

Damaged beyond repair, still
everything done is failed, or fair;
unwrapping the gift again:
the dark heart a plum you pluck at will

©Dean Baker

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latest e-books https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08YBJTJFP Shadow Boxing The Infinite

https://https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08YBDFWGB Phantoms Of The Northern Forests

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0917TF1K9 Steel Butterflies

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08ZJLWZ13 The New Poetry Hotel

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Lovers

You never get anywhere
like that – arms outstretched:
stupid, or sacrifice

They haven’t got the capacity
to understand
what it is you’re getting at

You’d fight the dead,
with words and pleas: for us,
this simple habit of defeat

©Dean Baker

BOOK SALE – https://deanbakerpoetryandsongs.com/2021/10/31/books-2-99-e-books-paperbacks-7-99-8-99/

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latest e-books https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08YBJTJFP Shadow Boxing The Infinite

https://https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08YBDFWGB Phantoms Of The Northern Forests

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0917TF1K9 Steel Butterflies

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08ZJLWZ13 The New Poetry Hotel

©Dean Baker

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Blood Upon The Moon

Poetry is far behind me now:
I have lost the gift of music,
the memory-hidden silences.

That place where once I lived, in
glory, is occupied: by
cruel forces of the invasion.

The armies of the ignorant
twitch, and kneel:
they leave their blood upon the moon.

©Dean Baker

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BOOK SALE – https://deanbakerpoetryandsongs.com/2021/10/31/books-2-99-e-books-paperbacks-7-99-8-99/

https://www.amazon.com/Dean-Baker/e/B00IC6PGQM

latest e-books https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08YBJTJFP Shadow Boxing The Infinite

https://https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08YBDFWGB Phantoms Of The Northern Forests

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0917TF1K9 Steel Butterflies

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08ZJLWZ13 The New Poetry Hotel

©Dean Baker

©All Rights Reserved deanbakerpoetryandsongs.com