Lawrence Beck


Lawrence Beck Poems

1. On Something Like My 22,885th Day Of Life 5/31/2016
2. Sorry, Dear, Your Lease Has Expired 6/1/2016
3. Some Confusion Surrounding The Exact Definition Of 'done' 6/2/2016
4. In The Hollow 6/2/2016
5. Last Leg 6/5/2016
6. Newton's First Law 6/7/2016
7. My Jackal 6/9/2016
8. American Machismo 6/10/2016
9. A Bit Of Nonsense 6/10/2016
10. Fact 6/14/2016
11. The Anthropogenic Era 6/17/2016
12. Harambe 6/17/2016
13. A Void At The Center Of The Known Universe 6/17/2016
14. Nightlight 6/20/2016
15. The Badger Decides To Mimic The Otter 6/21/2016
16. Stephanie 6/21/2016
17. America, Somewhere Behind Me 6/23/2016
18. Elevator 6/23/2016
19. Epic 6/28/2016
20. Better Off Away 6/29/2016
21. The Second Noble Truth 6/30/2016
22. Set Apart 6/30/2016
23. A Bigger, Better World 7/5/2016
24. (the Other) Saint Lawrence 7/6/2016
25. Gray Dawn 7/7/2016
26. Lake Sylvia 7/7/2016
27. Done 7/8/2016
28. Mid-July In Mead, Nebraska 7/10/2016
29. Coda 7/12/2016
30. Erosion 7/13/2016
31. Perpetual Child 7/14/2016
32. If I Can Come Back 7/15/2016
33. Secret Smile 7/17/2016
34. Ozette 7/19/2016
35. Gary Cooper 7/21/2016
36. Flatlander 7/25/2016
37. Perturbation 7/26/2016
38. Working The Overnight Shift 7/29/2016
39. For Want Of Grit 8/1/2016
40. Nancy 8/3/2016
Best Poem of Lawrence Beck

Not Done

Here inside the fun house, every mirror
Shows us differently. In one, she's more
A girl than a woman. Weak, she lacked
The will to say she never loved me and
She wanted me to go. In another, she's
Run off, afraid because she loves me so,
And, in a third, I stand bewildered, just
A needy fool who couldn't help but throw
My heart to her. A fourth portrays me
As a creep who will not stay away.
In this room, there are no sounds.
She's here, but does not speak to me.
There are no captions, explanations
Indicating whether any mirror shows
Reality. ...

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My Jackal

She's good. I have to give her that.
She circles slowly, drawing nearer,
Like a jackal bent on getting her
Share out of wounded me. She'll
Wait until I finally fall. "The one
Who's gone has hurt you so, "
She says with barely hidden glee.
"Is there something that I can do? "
There is, and we both understand,

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