Originally posted on Dean J. Baker - Poetry, and prose poems:


I put one of those nasal strips
across pages torn at different levels
I wanted them to breathe to feel
their own distinction
the efflorescence of the distinctly drawn
how care is visible in many stages
and the different poems
come together in celebration, without
knowing they are red-headed stepchildren
of the original
composed long ago, moments before
I sat on the columned porch
alive, watching
the Kentucky sky and fields slowly
bereft of sun, cattle
slithering snakes
and the dawn drop beauty for whom
this is and always will be told

© Dean J. Baker

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Conspiring Distance

Cindy Baker:

Excellent Poem- I absolutely Love this guy ;-)

Originally posted on Dean J. Baker - Poetry, and prose poems:


I am the fallen.

The runaway son, born and reborn through transpiring muck.
Crossing; the wide distances, currency. A dissonance
commanding recognition.

This does not go easy on anyone persuaded that they
themselves are listening.

I am an assassin familiar; wanting to break your memory
of the balance of secrets.
The ransom unpaid by forged documents.

Let alone sheaves of thought stacked against the
moonlight of your staring heart.

© Dean J. Baker

– excerpt from The Transits Of Revelation 

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my mischief…

Cindy Baker:

I so love this-

Originally posted on Read Between the Minds:

my mischief

the night
i die
i’m gonna sit
on the edge
of a star
with my legs
dangling down
into the night sky
and then
with my shoes off
i’m gonna dip
my toes
into the milky way
and send waves
of star-dust
into every lover’s heart
just for a start

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You were waiting for a sign…

Originally posted on Live & Learn:

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And Then I Smiled Has Arrived!

Cindy Baker:

One of my wonderful followers on Simple Pleasures
Sharing Dean K Miller- book link :-)

Originally posted on Dean K Miller:

The first shipment has arrived!

"Nothing better than a good book and my favorite bone!"

“It’s here, finally. Now he can get back to what’s important: playing with me.”

"Yup, nothing better than a good book and my favorite bone."

“Yup, nothing better than a good book and my favorite bone.”

"Trying to sleep last night but the smell of freshly printed books kept me up."

“Trying to sleep last night but the smell of freshly printed books kept me up.”

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The journey has just begun, and I am smiling.

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The Mythologies Of Love by Dean J. Baker

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hawk chronicles #22…

Cindy Baker:

Excellent Reading- Hawk Chronicles by Charles Martin

Originally posted on Read Between the Minds:

hawk chronicles_2

i share
these skies
with many
the flesh
of the dead
the weak
feasting on
more than
each moment
of panic
in their eyes
ruling over
the poor
who stand
at the gates
of death

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Where’ve You Been?

Originally posted on Waiting for the Karma Truck:

“Bo Diddley Bo Diddley have you heard

My pretty baby said she was a bird.

Bo Diddley Bo Diddley where you been

Round the world, gonna go again” — (Elias McDaniel, songwriter)

I’ve been away a long time – or at least it feels like a long time.  Not sure whether I’m really back.  Blogger fatigue?  Not really.  More the sense that if I had nothing interesting to say, better to stay mum.  When I consult, I often say that if you put your bucket down a well for water and you get a bountiful supply, you’ll keep putting your bucket down that well.  If you put a bucket down a well and draw up dirt, how often are you going to return to that well?  Felt like a lot of dirt to me.  So I’ve been out dousing…

Serendipity, the universe, a smack upside the head – call it…

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The Gangs Of Power

Originally posted on Tormenting The Monkey:

... the beautiful Timmy Tourette...

our editor today… the beautiful Timmy Tourette…

Whatever Jesus, Buddha, Harry Krishna taught requires no belief. It just is. Like life after death – who could convince you of that. You’d be better off wondering how demented it is to push belief which needs a personal inner experience on anyone.

These days I usually think of religion as the ultimate Ponzi scheme, the sick twist to what can be found and discovered by anyone to gather impetus and delight in living. I don’t call sharing it with others religion.
But the Ponzis – you tell someone, and they tell someone, and they tell someone who kills them because they’re Islamic. Oops. Whomever said words are cheap was making a cheap quote at the expense of sense. Have some people chanting You’re an asshole, and then see if they feel words are cheap.
The Ponzis are braggarts. Proud.
The neglected…

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am i missing something…

Originally posted on Read Between the Minds:

am i missing something

first gulf of sidra
invasion of
invasion of
persian gulf
restore hope
uphold democracy
war in
military intervention
in libya
american intervention
in iraq
so why
the us government
pissed with
51 years
of nonpeaceful coexistence
the rest of the world

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