Treasure Island

Lawrence Beck


Poems of Lawrence Beck

1. A Price Too High 8/25/2014
2. A Trifle 7/10/2014
3. Allegedly Cerebral 8/8/2014
4. Almost a Fairy Tale 7/12/2014
5. At Dinner 8/16/2014
6. August, Nebraska 8/4/2014
7. Breakdown in Nevada -new- 9/3/2014
8. Can't Keep a Palm Tree Alive on the Prairie 6/23/2014
9. Consumption 5/25/2014
10. Dawn Ditty 8/31/2014
11. D-Day 6/6/2014
12. Dynamism 7/20/2014
13. Enjoying the Insurrection From Afar 8/8/2014
14. Family Reunion 7/29/2014
15. Fever 6/4/2014
16. For All of the Saps who Thought That Barack Obama was Different from George W.Bush -new- 9/10/2014
17. For J 7/2/2014
18. Godlike 7/23/2014
19. Gray Day 6/22/2014
20. How I Spent My Vacation 6/20/2014

Consumption

Strange: upon a filthy pallet,
On an earthen floor somewhere,
A man coughs blood, and soon
Will die, while we, so finely
Dressed and healthy, flit from
Store to store, like bees to
Blossoms, nothing more in mind
Than trading cash for happiness,
And what we're doing shares
Its name with what will take
His life.

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