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Monday, June 25, 2012


by BZ Niditch

Beggar sky,
no death
awakes the night wind
on your absence

or undiscovered ash
may silence
a solitude of words
along the unsettled sea

your shadows glimpse
the foaming cities
ripe constellations
wave to the anchorite  

and you. Walt Whitman
your nearby voice
reverberates on leave
its democratic ode.

BZ Niditch publishes in the underground press, in Spare Change, Poem, Scorpio zine, Pemmican, Vein,  Spillway,  Presa. His latest poetry collection is Lorca at Sevilla,(March St Press).