Leak in the Melting Pot

New York City
capital of diversity
hosts ethnic groups,
some in large communities
establishing alien enclaves
in a democratic land,
with their own language, customs,
refusing to adapt
to a welcoming country,
finding comfort, security
building foreign outposts.

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.