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Poem – One Life by B.Z. Niditch December 21, 2014

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ONE LIFE

 Oblivious in sleep
on a park bench
by the Cape’s gazebo
with a needle
out of his left arm
telling him
not to hit and miss
out on a Fall vacation day
he tells me
he is a singer
and homeless
stays as a beachcomber
as long as the warmth lasts
tells me he is intimate
with the life guard
every other night
and I share my latte
and Danish cheese sandwich
he shares his anguish
from a death wish
since he fell at adolescence
in his swimming pool
and has frontal lobe epilepsy
as a sudden whiplash
takes over his body language,
as I quickly put a spoon
from my coffee in his mouth.
***

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; HawaiiReview; LeGuepard (France); Kadmos (France); Prism International; Jejune (Czech Republic); Leopold Bloom (Budapest);  Antioch Review; and Prairie Schooner, among others. His latest poetry collections are “Lorca at Sevilla”,”Captive Cities.”

He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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