Onset by Gary Beck

I survived another winter,
fortunately not too chilling
and with a sudden rush
spring invaded the city
with platoons of magnolias,
companies of cherry trees,
battalions of forsythia,
regiments of dogwood,
endless armies of daffodils,
in an undeclared war
on urban sensibilities.

Gary Beck

Gary Beck has 11 chapbooks. Poetry collections include: Days of Destruction (Skive Press), Expectations (Rogue Scholars Press). Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, Songs of a Clerk, Civilized Ways (Winter Goose Publishing), with 5 more accepted. His novels include: Extreme Change, Acts of Defiance and Flawed Connections. He currently lives in NYC.

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