Pledge

It is like stalking thin, haunted air,
and forever coming up empty,
she, the dark lady, a shallow fret,
the one who will surely bring you to grief.
This you knew, and craved, as soon as
you laid eyes on her, lightning
in a cracked bottle, a wordless forecast
signing winter’s rosy edge.
This is how you plunge,
how you reset wounds
to an unremembered pledge,
dreaming in reverse.
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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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