Bearing

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Friends, and loved ones,
I know that so many of you are
struggling with shadow-play right now,
that your hands are busy knitting in the dark,
negotiating long-held absences and haunts,
humanly attempting to massage muddle
and confusion into clarity;
Friends, and loved ones,
know that the words we gather
and give to one another, and the actions
that ripen from these words,
are brave and necessary flares
that signal to another human being: I hear you,
and I see you.
Words, across time and space, hold hands,
fastening prayer to mortal intent.
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About John Biscello

Originally from Brooklyn, NY, writer, poet, spoken word performer, and playwright, John Biscello now lives in Taos, New Mexico. He is the author of two novels: Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale and Raking the Dust, and a collection of stories, Freeze Tag. His fiction and poetry has appeared in: Art Times, nthposition, The Wanderlust Review, Ophelia Street, Caper, Polyphony, Dilate, Militant Roger, Chokecherries, Farmhouse, BENT, The 555 Collective, Instigator, Brass Sopaipilla, The Iconoclast, Adobe Walls, Kansas City Voices, and the Tishman Review. His blog--Notes of an Urban Stray--can be read at johnbiscello.blogspot.com. Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale was named Underground Book Reviews 2014 Book of the Year.
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