Lawrence Beck Poems
- Harambe The child fell from far above. The ape, Harambe, ...
- American Machismo You don't see what you think you see. You ...
- My Jackal She's good. I have to give her that. She circles ...
- Newton's First Law She does her dervish dance each morning, ...
- Last Leg Drunk already, on the plane, thirty Hours stuck on ...
- In The Hollow What sort of life is this? , I ask myself, ...
- Some Confusion Surrounding The...
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The child fell from far above.
The ape, Harambe, looked at him,
Unsettled. All the years of being
Trapped inside his prison cell,
Of being bored to worse than
Death as apes of other sorts appeared
Beyond the wall to leer at him.
At night, sometimes, when they
Were gone, he'd stare up at the
Sky and see the stars, and wonder
If there was another ape, a greater
Being, who had lit the sky that
Way, and who, for reasons
Unexplained, had cast an awful
Curse on him, a prisoner, a
Dark-skinned slave. The child
Fell. He reached to grab it, ...