The F. U. Society Assaults Itself

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Always those who claim to be awake
to the machinations which once claimed
their eyes, specious cretins
simply could not stand the chaotic mess
of their own unholiness finally found
a place each could settle in unafraid
temporarily until the new fashions kick in
describing perspectives sieved out of merde
and disguises for the rich to be bribed
who in former times only would require
the cold hard cash of a world by numbers
now designed by idiots to be so inclusive
everyone’s abandoned the prize
of singularity to assume the podium


Where worship plies its dirty diatribe as
the tools of media raise up
truth as the equivalent of gossip, being
famous equal to significance while minor
deities involved in the exclusive province
of the arts decide each must join
by committee the conversation they had
never started, the followers
of extinction erasing history, denying
who suffered to what degree by opinion, not
informed expansive and learned perspective
in a whirlwind self-made by cowards
each inauthentic each incipiently Stalin
on a merry-go-round ride yelling, I’m not blind

©Dean Baker

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Country Fair


There are two eggs in the fridge
no meat a drop of milk
a frozen loaf of white bread bought
mistakenly
condiments for the imagination

we are not hungry or in despair
about the crowded emptiness in the air
our health continues til it does not
there just might be enough to feed
the dogs until month’s end

when we can begin all over, again
hoping this time it will
be different, like idiot twins: we,
the lottery tickets
for diseases, death, country fairs

©Dean Baker

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Capital… from Petty Gods Of Apparent Decline

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The capital of Mexico
as everyone knows is Los Angeles

In your penury you recognize
nothing of poetry or music

Believing it comes free
for you anything will do

You see you’ll pay nothing,
stuffed with substitutes

Wealthier than you though broke,
I’m more than you could hope

Looking for blood and guts
your media rules apply to ghosts

You are destitute
a slip of attitude standing for

The amusement of those of us
abused in exile, alone in truth

©Dean Baker

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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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Political Differences

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Instead of the real thing there’s the idea.
Instead of love the notion of. This cold clasp
of irons a strange caress.

Attitude instead of discipline, or self
knowledge. Mirrors of funhouse
reflections reaching either way.

The mule of cowardice absent:
the corrosion loneliness will embrace
looking for a yes.

Instead of dedication, requesting dispensation.

Our own gift of aliens: who
resemble traitors so closely now
we cannot tell there ever was a difference.

©Dean Baker

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Your Beauty

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Your beauty has nothing to do with you.
Just because I admire what’s
Sweet and good, does not mean it is true.

Your truth may be right and straight, but
This belongs to what is old, not new.
Your beauty has nothing to do with you.

Your wonder is all you may own, your
Joy at what inspires and works alone.
Your truth has never been a ghost.

Your beauty and your truth are one at last.
I can see them in the mirror now:
In the reflection, not the shadow that you cast.

©Dean Baker

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    from Petty Gods Of Apparent Decline… Phuque

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    Fuck politics, news and our bullshit culture –
    liars, thieves and one-trick ponies,
    people dumb enough to rent space in their heads
    to the corrupt in literature and academia

    Congratulate themselves on disinterest, an
    endless tribute to Helen Keller
    wallowing in the logorrheic effluvia that passes
    for praised independence never experienced

    The whirlwind dust corporate
    sway, plague of lust as such become
    customary hope and prayer:
    flag of the stupid few always for sale where

    Power, greed and contrivance ever rule
    amongst the egotist diviners of nothing new

    ©Dean Baker

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