Living to Tell

By BZ Niditch

Buzzing along
the Big Apple
waiting for the Duke record
composing between soundings
from the chilled out night
my weather beaten head
takes out all matter of facts
makes way by scabby walls
of city graffiti
up decrepit carpets
without an alibi
of living to tell
how I survive with song.



BZ 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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