Data Flow

Social sensibilities in the Information Age are communicated in sound bytes, exchanging mostly trivia in brief, revealing detail that neither satisfies, nor extends relationships, tersely structured for minimal response from diminutive users.   by Gary Beck   Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director, and as an art dealer…

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AJ Huffman

Of Fucking and Fleeing   I do not need the residual bullshit of whining Will you call me’s, nor do I believe in the transcendent lies of I’ll call you tomorrow’s. Mine is a nature that learns from past catastrophes.  Names are irrelevant.  Sex is my church. I confess I enjoy sinning, giving myself to…

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Ossuary

Oh, home of cracked bones, crypt of condensed composure. My time has arrived.   One bone, two bones, three bones, rattle my bones, shake the box until its cobwebbed truth tumbles out onto hard-packed dust. Shredded into ivory splinters, you’ll find the derailed train that hurtles toward you, only a few feet away now. Before…

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Tables and Chairs

It’s all firewood now, the scarred, splintered, broken-apart tables, benches, and chairs piled   high far behind a country inn, all the dinner engagements and family celebrations they’ve accommodated now firmly   past, service so demanding as to render this furniture debris, the owner and his son, keeping a hose handy,   igniting the fire,…

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Dancing with Time

I see corpses when I look at people they are dancing with the past and dreaming about future they desperately mark their territory they scream yelp make noise thinking that returning echo will be them or their soul   and there is silence there is nothing not even as much as blackness that would have…

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On the Road to Atheism

She looked into the mirror very closely As she just combed her hair morosely.   No doubt she was extremely beautiful; Beauty dumped on her by the merciful. A face that could launch million ships; Eyes that so sent men on ecstatic trips   But her life had been a crisis-series; Crises that chronically really…

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