..from SILENCE LOUDER THAN A TRAIN.. ‘Pure And Free’

You are too pure and free,
I can tell by the debris
of relationships
that lock you into such a storybook
where everything else is a
final shade of pale grey:
decided as you endlessly change

Partners, and retreat into the vagaries
of impossible superiority
and fame; life,
your decree, shows no sign
of meaning
Nor a season in this hell of fear,
from which
you do not know: that here,
the angels’ work is treason

©Dean Baker


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