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 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.