Crime Against Humanity

New York City homeless shelters
reached record numbers,
fifty thousand people,
twenty thousand children,
abandoned by a callous city
unrepresented by the system
since they don’t legally reside
in elected official’s districts,
so their only advocates
are not-for-profit organizations
more concerned with litigation
than the desperate needs
of suffering victims,
men, women, children.

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.