B.Z. Niditch

Len had no axe to grind then why did his
mother recall to the shrink the name of
his daily journal “Lizzie Borden” when they
found an axe next to him.
Len was declared “normal” by Dr. Madoff,
who sent him back to boarding school.
He played every sport, liked the girls, and
always shared his lunch.
In the summer the parks department hired
Len to cut down only the trees which
were wounded in the winter blizzards.
Fortunately his partner Leah caught him
up on a tree signing his initials before
he attempted any mischief.
“Len,what is your problem?”
“No problem but when I’m near an axe
I get tempted.”
“Then pretend you are a tree and ask
the tree to invade your body and see how you feel.”
Len suddenly became an environmentalist
and won the school award for earth-wise conservation.
However, he still cannot go
to hardware stores or take up shop.
He has changed his journal title to
“Joyce Kilmer”.

©2012 This work is the property of the author.


Posted on March 27, 2012, in B.Z. Niditch, POETRY and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Talk about the influence of words.

    Hang in for B.Z.’s ZOOSPHERE. It’s a sci-fi serial, which should begin sometime next month.

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