b.z. niditch | travellers


Reaching out in 1947
at the same season
a recovered “Yardbird”
takes his alto sax
to the Big Apple
with natural fervor
along a meeting with Miles
as Jack Kerouac’s
first road trip gets
a hitch-hiked move on
both with shredded nerves
from breakdown’s
low tempo
arrested from youthfulness
as saturated juiced survivors
yet willing to be travelers
on roads never gone over
before moving forward
in novel experiences
running out of silence
beneath sensation’s genius
of blighted times
from unknown tongues
of music and poetry
as new Beats
shaped for our time.

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