The Muse

(An International Journal of Poetry)

Volume-1                                              december-2011                                                    Number-2





Air Supply

                                       by Gary Beck

Urban emissions

of noxious substances

are usually ignored

by city residents

too congested

to be distracted

by limited breathing

Historical Struggles

Ancient cities

fell into decay

from war or famine,

often disappearing

without a trace.

Modern cities

may survive longer,

despite weapons

of mass destruction,

very effective

on glass constructions,

until global warming

rapidly increases

and floods the earth.