The Land of Confusion

A major hurricane
is coming to Florida.
Experts say the worst
in a hundred years.
While our president jokes
with rabid supporters
far away, dry and safe.
A better person
would go near the scene,
rally help, not votes,
too dumb to know
disaster is more important
then partisan politics.
But he’s what we have
and the scariest thing
is how many Americans
think he’s doing well.

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.