What Remains?

If I were to go tomorrow,
and by go I mean no more
spells of wonder, or lines leveling
a manic fate, no more ancient fireflies
like safety pins fastening us
to thin, thin dreams, all our hollow
and chaste spires, a design for
living on the moon, for music
strong as it is high
to fall and fade;
if I were to go
in that way,
which parts of me
would you still find wanting,
what lightness
would bear the lasting remains?

 

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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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