Tourists crowd the streets

of New York City

welcomed by natives

eager for euros,

other mediums of exchange,

cameras leading the way

poking, peering, prying

into any diversions

that will take them away

from expensive hotel rooms

they can’t afford at home.


A collection of Gary Beck’s poetry ‘Days of Destruction’ was published by Skive Press. Another collection ‘Expectations’ was published by Rogue Scholars Press and ‘Dawn in Cities’ was published by Winter Goose Publishing. His poetry collections ‘Assault on Nature’ and ‘Songs of a Clerk’ will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. His novel ‘Extreme Change’ was published by Cogwheel Press and ‘Acts of Defiance’ is being published by Artema Press.