..from a forthcoming book…. ‘Progressive’


Not who you say you are or not –
myself the same
without reference to abilities,
those being at times merely subjective
each thing witnessed a choice:
your appointment begins
with every denial of death crowding in

Voices chanting no or yes –
only offering clues to another lie
or truth;
guidelines or fences, bridges to burn,
the sacrifice unguessed:
in the renewal where you turn again
to meet yourself now unblessed

©Dean Baker


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