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As You Grow, Stranger

Posted by in , on 17-7-15

Cautious as fugitives that are
hesitant as insects resisting flame,
who touch a moment then resume the game
sending urgent summons from afar.
Met with shy fingers
as a ship sails into a bay
seeking refuge just a gust away,
the quest of inner peace still lingers.
Cautious creature who flies,
a young bird struggling for flight
cold and lifeless held too tight,
who blooms, turns fairer before my eyes.








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About the Contributor:

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 11 published chapbooks. 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 (Winter Goose Publishing). Perceptions, Displays, Fault Lines and Tremors will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. Conditioned Response will be published by Nazar Look. His novels include: Extreme Change (Cogwheel Press) Acts of Defiance (Artema Press). Flawed Connections (Black Rose Writing). His short story collection, A Glimpse of Youth (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

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