Poetry / Poets

ON THE PORCH by BZ Niditch

Combing out
on these day’s
nightmares with
headlines of war,
deaths of children
with anonymous
excuses,
elusive answers
to a puzzled pastime
of silent violation
in our century
known to echo
on dawns’ like this
when snow crystals
on the rocking chair
portend an apocalypse
a multitude
of unguarded thoughts
spills like tea
in nana’s glass
from the old samovar
at a kiosk
where she met
a sober grandfather
searching for a wife
(or so the lore
goes)
and he came here
always on the porch
and proposed
a better fate.

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2 thoughts on “ON THE PORCH by BZ Niditch

  1. 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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