Global warming
betrayed birds
who don’t watch
the weather channel,
unusual warmth
of mild February
fooling most of them,
happily chirping
of early spring.

• “Misled” is from Blunt Force, Gary’s unpublished collection that delves into many issues and concerns of our times.

Gary Beck spent his life as a theater director/playwright. He has had 21 poetry books, 7 novels, 3 short story collections and 1 book of essays published. Gary’s original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off-Broadway in New York City, where he resides. Read other articles by Gary.