Beyond

Dean J. Baker - Poetry, and prose poems

In exile, made
immobile while getting closer
to the flat earth’s ledge,
this life circumscribed
by the poverty of circumstance, absent

Friends or family
with whom to speak, there’s none
who know my name
who’d ascribe value, beyond
what they in their belonging bring

My thoughts empty as stones
thrown, as those who sit cramped
and small, uninvited
to the world they own, while
in this wealth of discipline

Where no one is listening, I am
allowed all the difference
in our ritual of becoming more clean
than the beauty observed
which I must always leave again

In this drowned kingdom we inhabit,
where the detritus of lives seem
to float by without reverence
or disgust, we are swimmers to the
outer planets in praise of silences between

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from The Lost Canadian, Vol.1, Early Poems Selected… ‘Song For Jenny’

Dean J. Baker - Poetry, and prose poems

Mad-
ness hums in my ear,
like a fly
that’s caught there.

I can’t touch you.
This is
the new ballet.
I can’t touch you.

Stay away,
I am deaf with silences.
Splintered and shining,
I go down like a stone.

©Dean Baker

-excerpt from The Lost Canadian, Vol.1, Early Poems Selected 112 pages, $14.99….first published in Northern Light.. photo is of Guelph, Ontario railway station

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Series of Book Covers with photos of Canadian Places

A series of my #bookcovers, attesting to my origins #CanadaDay #Canada150 – photographs of #Canadianplaces #CanadianPoets #poetry

A series of my , attesting to my origins – photographs of

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