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  November 2018
volume 15 number 1
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Gary Beck
November 2018
   

 

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        Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director, and as an art dealer when he couldn’t make a living in theater. He has 12 published chapbooks and 2 accepted for publication. His poetry collections include: Days of Destruction (Skive Press), Expectations (Rogue Scholars Press). Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, Songs of a Clerk, Civilized Ways, Displays, Perceptions, Fault Lines, Tremors and Perturbations (Winter Goose Publishing) Rude Awakenings and The Remission of Order will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. <.i>Conditioned Response (Nazar Look). Resonance (Dreaming Big Publications). Virtual Living (Thurston Howl Publications). Blossoms of Decay (Wordcatcher Publishing). Blunt Force and Expectations will be published by Wordcatcher Publishing. His novels include: Extreme Change (Cogwheel Press), Flawed Connections (Black Rose Writing), Call to Valor (Gnome on Pigs Productions) and Sudden Conflicts (Lillicat Publishers). State of Rage will be published by Rainy Day Reads Publishing, Crumbling Ramparts by Gnome on Pigs Productions. His short story collections include, A Glimpse of Youth (Sweatshoppe Publications) and, Now I Accuse and Other Stories (Winter Goose Publishing). His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City.

   

 

Commemoration

I listened to the radio,
the reading of the names
of those who died on 9/11,
when the Twin Towers fell.

The voices didn’t sound as bereaved
as they did twelve years ago,
when shock and horror
still possessed us.

Now time has passed.
The urgent cares of life
demand we move on
and if not as painful,
still heartfelt,
the sense of loss
still carries sorrow.

It’s difficult to imagine
in a few more years
that tragic event
will begin to fade
and someday be as remote
as ‘Remember Pearl Harbor’,
‘Remember the Maine’,
‘Remember the Alamo’.

(previously published in ZiN Daily, 2018)

copyright 2018 Gary Beck