Fleeting Glimpse

I saw a monarch butterfly,
ephemeral beauty
in the concrete city,
flutter a moment
unnoticed by most,
no concept of time
so the brief life
feels complete.

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.