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Life Support by B.Z. Niditch November 20, 2014

Posted by vscorpiozine in B.Z. Niditch, Veteran Poets.
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disabled and sleepless
dying from regrets
of your four years at sea
once setting sail
with a life jacket
and old navy shirt
with a fever
dropping as life support
on board beds
of ocean docks
with gay vistas
from new sunglasses
bought for a song
at the last fishing port
as you recall
the keel and mast
from great winds
aromatic waves
blowing hurricanes
flirting with death
by deserted islands
at unexpected storms
your port logs
still detailed
in your mind’s eye
as you take
one more voyage
from beachead squalls
like Melville
with a tidal journal
seeing dimensions
along every coast
swallowing a conscience
of memory sailing through
new ventures.


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 ArtThe Literary ReviewDenver QuarterlyHawaii ReviewLe Guepard (France); Kadmos (France); Prism InternationalJejune (Czech Republic); Leopold Bloom (Budapest);  Antioch Review; and Prairie Schooner, among others.

He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.




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