Samsa in Transit

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It had been one of those nights,
but still, the stairs were unexpected.
The bug, formerly known as Gregor Samsa,
scuttled to the eroded edge of a step
bleached by white-hot light,
and he considered the view,
the ascent, the blue-dark, tree-veined
moodscape that awaited him,
and decided to remain perfectly still.
He’d play dead, stretch the hours,
do his best to forget his name and purpose,
while waiting for a new strange dream to overtake him
or at least dissolve the claim to his bones.

 

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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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