to be left behind
to the internet,
hoping to avoid
cruising the web
in search of the lonely.
[first published by Kind of a Hurricane Press]
Jane Doe works at home,
uses the computer
for virtually everything.
Pays rent on-line,
talks to friends on-line,
orders meals on-line,
has sex on-line.
Jane Doe's life
is the future,
unless we lose
our power supply.
[first published in Mad Swirl]
Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director.
Published chapbooks include: 'Remembrance', Origami Condom Press; 'The
Conquest of Somalia', Cervena Barva Press; 'The Dance of Hate', Calliope
Nerve Media; 'Material Questions', Silkworms Ink; 'Dispossessed',
Medulla Press and 'Mutilated Girls', Heavy Hands Ink. His poetry
collection 'Days of Destruction' was published by Skive Press;
'Expectations', Rogue Scholars Press; 'Dawn in Cities', Winter Goose
Publishing; ‘Assault on Nature’, Winter Goose Publishing. ‘Songs of a
Clerk’ and ‘Civilized Ways’ will be published by Winter Goose
Publishing. His novel 'Extreme Change' was published by Cogwheel Press;
'Acts of Defiance' was published by Artema Press. His collection of
short stories, ‘A Glimpse of Youth’ was published by Sweatshoppe
Publications. 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.