Scorpion

Scorpion,
who fears thy immortal symmetry
imprinted upon a lidless void?
Who dares tread
upon your inky black trail
of shelled pearls and amative resin?
You, Sex,
You, Death,
You, primordial sleep
and whipped wake
of Pan’s ancient cloven song–
every last initiate
respects
the fasting coils
of your reap
and sensual pall.
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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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