Rigorous Journey

In the throb and pulse
of an omnivorous city
we come and go
so often unaware
of the fear, pain, death,
concealed from us
by confining walls
containing the suffering
multiplied by millions
huddling together.
too many victims
of demanding 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.