Lawrence Beck


Lawrence Beck Poems

1. Wish 4/8/2016
2. 238,855 Miles 4/11/2016
3. One 4/12/2016
4. North Fork 4/13/2016
5. My Requests 4/14/2016
6. Reconciling The Internal And External 4/15/2016
7. Was A Cowboy 4/17/2016
8. Shift Change 4/19/2016
9. King Kong 4/19/2016
10. Stuck 4/21/2016
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
15. Faith? 4/27/2016
16. For A.D. 4/28/2016
17. Selfies 5/1/2016
18. On A Spring Morning 5/3/2016
19. Wisely 5/5/2016
20. Fido 5/8/2016
21. Slug 5/9/2016
22. Russell's Table 5/10/2016
23. My Trade 5/10/2016
24. Permanently Partitioned 5/12/2016
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
29. Blanca -new- 5/20/2016
30. Afterimage -new- 5/21/2016
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
36. Warzone 3/15/2016
37. Perhaps I'm Mistaken 3/16/2016
38. Saint Patrick's Day In West Omaha 3/17/2016
39. Nocturne 3/20/2016
40. Refuse 3/23/2016
Best Poem of Lawrence Beck

Nonentity

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, ...

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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.

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