Softening Unity

Although my stay on earth
is brief, bewildering, bitter,
I urge myself to aspire
to kinder, generous acts
that may not alter
the violent landscape,
but may ease the existence
of fellow sufferers
in the global village.

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.