Comments about Lawrence Beck
For Want Of Grit
The oyster cannot work without an irritant.
It needs the noisome grain of sand to make
The pearl everybody wants, the object giving
It some meaning, beyond being food, and,
Really, what thing isn't food? I am.
I have been consumed on several levels,
Certainly. Mosquitoes take their
Shares of me, and biting flies, and women
Who, however briefly, want someone