October 31, 2016

One poem by Gary Beck

Lingering Life

Aged women walk the streets
clad in their daughter's overcoats,
shrunken bodies swimming
in oversize garments
dwarfing shriveled bodies
groping for their hands
in cavernous sleeves
swallowing remnants
of clutching fingers
that once reached out
for the pleasures of life.

GARY BECK spent most of his life as a theater director. He has 11 published chapbooks and 3 accepted, 10 published poetry collections, 5 accepted for publication. He has 3 novels and 3 accepted for publication. 1 short story collection and 1 accepted for publication. His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary publications. His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. He lives in NYC.

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