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Vol.3. No. 3. April - June 2010





Barrie Darke
Bruce J. Berger
Chad Norman
Christian Ward
Chuma Nwokolo Jr
Claire Askew
Colin Gallant
Davide Trame
Gary Beck
Ivor W. Hartmann
Katie Metcalfe
M C Hardwick
Michael Conley
Minna Salami
Pete Court
Roger Elkin
Warren Paul Glover
George Freek

Gary Beck


Lost Souls


Perish our tomorrows

when sinned against,

or sinning,

we sleep fleeting days away.

This sorriest creation

who whimpers longings,

squanders time,

bloated citizens

couched and dreamy,

clots of expectation

in danger of waiting

until our moment fades.


Shock Treatment


Old poems of love

make us dream

sweet moods,

noble thoughts,

but visions of torment

stir our fears,

stab our hearts

with lances of pain

that penetrate,

break off, fester,

leaving us deprived,

spiritually naked.



Two Dirges


I           Allurements


We are born too late for enchantments,

demons never seem to tempt us here,

just crones beckoning from embankments,

mechanically mumbling in their fear.


II           Causality


Long before ethics and morality

called for universal equality,

the lust for  power and basic greed

were the main motives of  human need.



2010 Gary Beck




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Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director.  His chapbook 'Remembrance' was published by Origami Condom Press, 'The Conquest of Somalia' was published by Cervena Barva Press, 'The Dance of Hate' was published by Calliope Nerve Media and 'Mutilated Girls' is being published by Bedouin Press. A collection of his poetry 'Days of Destruction' was published by Skive Press. Another collection 'Expectations' was published by Rogue Scholars Press. His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway and toured colleges and outdoor performance venues. His poetry has appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City.

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