Virtual Living is an unpublished collection vitally concerned with the growing frequency of substituting electronic interaction for physical activity. Gary Beck. www.garycbeck.com
Cybersex may vex concerned moms, prudish wives, jealous lovers, social moralists, but junior, hubby, boy friend, assorted creeps, won't catch disease from small screens.
Cities breed illusions, safety, security, compelling abdication of traditional instincts that once facilitated hunting, gathering, agriculture, survival, arbitrarily substituting supermarkets, cell phone stores, nail salons, creating nothing, reducing paper to electronic transmissions requiring devotion to screens of diversion, replicating reality.
Permanence, a mild delusion for millennia of insecure human expectations doomed by nature that compels vacating short-term housing.
Securely perched in front of tv, future concerns totally erased electronically, direct transmissions of subtle commandments to sit back, do nothing, anesthetizes viewers.
The Roman Empire collapsed succumbing to the onslaught of barbarian hordes, while isolated monks in secure monasteries preserved the heritage of civilization. As America declines dwellers in ivory towers, electronic custodians of human knowledge, cannot conceive there is no protection in accessible colleges from social disorder.
Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director. His chapbook ‘Remembrance’ was published by Origami Condom Press, ‘The Conquest of Somalia’ was published by Cervena Barva Press, ‘The Dance of Hate’ was published by Calliope Nerve Media, ‘Material Questions’ was published by Silkworms Ink, ‘Dispossessed’ was published by Medulla Press, ‘Mutilated Girls’ was published by Heavy Hands Ink and ‘Pavan andother poems was published by Indigo Mosaic. A collection of his poetry ‘Days of Destruction’ was published by Marie Celeste Press. Another collection ‘Expectations’ was published by Rogue Scholars Press and ‘Dawn in Cities’ and ‘Assault on Nature’ are being published by Winter Goose Press. His novel ‘Extreme Change’ was published by Cogwheel Press. His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry has appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City .