Lawrence Beck Poems
|6.||Reconciling The Internal And External||4/15/2016|
|7.||Was A Cowboy||4/17/2016|
|11.||Emily And Me||4/21/2016|
|12.||A Garden Of Earthly Delights||4/24/2016|
|13.||The Drowned Man||4/25/2016|
|14.||Facing A Blank Screen||4/26/2016|
|18.||On A Spring Morning||5/3/2016|
|25.||Samsa And Delilah -new-||5/13/2016|
|26.||Queen Anne Hill -new-||5/15/2016|
|27.||Nearly Perfect -new-||5/17/2016|
|28.||Good News, Citizen -new-||5/20/2016|
|31.||Plantation Nation -new-||5/24/2016|
|32.||Northwest Passage -new-||5/25/2016|
|33.||Sounds Like... -new-||5/25/2016|
|34.||Don't Expect Much||3/9/2016|
|35.||Covert Displays Of Affection At The Back Of The Klan Rally||3/13/2016|
|37.||Perhaps I'm Mistaken||3/16/2016|
|38.||Saint Patrick's Day In West Omaha||3/17/2016|
John's up. I see the light in his kitchen.
He'll put on his suit, and drive to his office
To balance the books of some part of his
Firm. He'll be drinking coffee and going
To meetings, talking to people about TV
Shows and the basketball tournament,
Children in sports. He'll come back this
Evening, weary, not tired. He'll probably
Wave while he's using his grill, and he'll
Go to bed knowing that he's an accountant.
That's what he does. That's who he is,
He takes comfort from knowing these things.
I have the day off. I'll spend it at home, ...
Don't Expect Much
The child on the street with a bowl in her
Lap will smile if you hand her something
To eat. The dog in its kennel will wag its
Tail. They're grateful, in some sense,
For what you've provided. Let that
Thought please you. It's all you will get,
As they never have learned how to give.