The Democratic Process

Signs of decay
pour from the pores
of stricken society,
assisted by servants
who toil for the prosperous
uncaring if they consume
the vulnerable people,
as long as they preserve
the wealth of their masters.

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.