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Two Poems by B.Z. Niditch – Amid the March Buzz and Hearing the Sixties July 24, 2014

Posted by vscorpiozine in B.Z. Niditch, Veteran Poets.

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Nerves in a passion
of perpetual motion
for a lonely
soprano sax player
trying to locate
the city gig
where he is
to perform tonight
here on a motorcycle
in the Big Apple
lost again
on a Brooklyn Street

with a trendy lipsyncher
standing by the road
dressed in red leather
tells me she is
buying out all albums
of Dusty Springfield
with a few tourist dollars
I lend her
now sitting on my lap
she suddenly tiptoes away
while I’m getting heat
from other drivers
as she decides
to leave me
from the back door
going into a sports car
next to my old Harley,
my memory returns
to Divine in Baltimore
all in pink of it
dancing to a blast
of music
on the floorboards
at a five star hotel

saying,”It’s been real,”
as she goes off
with her manager.


On this planet for a while
with a real history
of trying to survive
among abandoned ruins
after the atom bomb
meshes into our reality
by listening to Joan Baez
this week in a reunion
to meet with friends
in a coffee house
we remember as we sing
along with her,
Dusty, Bob Dylan

and the late Pete
in the anti-war days
of the Sixties,
even writing
from our own songs,
after a peace rally
when we became
like alchemy
after a daybreak
march in a crazy

jazzed up world
when the young
are forcibly taken away,
we scrawl,’Make sense,
No more violence”
on Wall Street buildings
or preparing

for our readings
on city graffiti benches
huddled in happenings,
acting out in my plays
off off Broadway
wanting a pacifist subtext
as young visionaries
to live for a better time.


B.Z. NIDITCH is a poet, playwright, fiction writer and teacher.His work is widely published in journals and magazines throughout the world, including:   Columbia: A Magazine of Poetry and Art; The Literary Review; Denver Quarterly; Hawaii Review; Le Guepard (France); Kadmos (France); Prism International; Jejune (Czech Republic); Leopold Bloom (Budapest); Antioch Review; and Prairie Schooner, among others.

 He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.



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