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 most of his life as a theater director. He has 11 published chapbooks, 9 published poetry collections, 4 more accepted for publication. He has 3 novels and 1 accepted for publication, 2 short story collections and 1 accepted for publication. He lives in NYC. Read other articles by Gary.