Gary Beck – Structural Greed

Structural Greed

Gentrification
drives out
the poverty class,
undesired ethnics
who can’t afford
constant rent hikes
by righteous landlords
asserting expenses
always go up, up, up,
so if you can’t pay
you can’t stay,
and it’s not their concern
whether you survive
or perish in the quest
for greater profits.

 

 

Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director. He has seven published chapbooks. His poetry collection ‘Days of Destruction’ was published by Skive Press; ‘Expectations’, Rogue Scholars Press; ‘Dawn in Cities’, Winter Goose Publishing; ‘Assault on Nature’, Winter Goose Publishing; ‘Songs of a Clerk’, Winter Goose Publishing. ‘Civilized Ways’, ‘Perceptions’ and ‘Displays’ will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. His novel ‘Extreme Change’ was published by Cogwheel Press; ‘Acts of Defiance’ was published by Artema Press. His collection of short stories, ‘A Glimpse of Youth’ was published by Sweatshoppe Publications. His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City

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