June 12, 2015 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION




Gary Beck

Two Poems from ‘Desperate Seeker’ a collection that uncovers the anger, fear and horror that resounds in the powerful struggle of existence.



Portrait IV



Young stockbroker

ambition achieved

runs a hedge fund,

money rushing in

faster than tsunami,

providing condo penthouse

so far up

he never sees

the suffering below.






Lingering Life




Aged women walk the streets

clad in their daughter’s overcoats,

shrunken bodies swimming

in oversize garments

dwarfing shriveled bodies

groping for their hands

in cavernous sleeves

swallowing remnants

of clutching fingers

that once reached out

for the pleasures of life.








gary beck

Gary Beck

Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director, and as an art dealer when he couldn’t make a living in theater. He has 11 published chapbooks. His poetry collections include: Days of Destruction (Skive Press), Expectations (Rogue Scholars Press), Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, Songs of a Clerk, Civilized Ways (Winter Goose Publishing). Perceptions, Displays, Fault Lines and Tremors will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. Conditioned Response will be published by Nazar Look. His novels include: Extreme Change (Cogwheel Press), Acts of Defiance (Artema Press), Flawed Connections (Black Rose Writing) and his short story collection, A Glimpse of Youth (Sweatshoppe Publications). His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City.


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