White Bird

She, full of secret pines,
shadow-limbed beneath a pale disc
of winter sun, waltzing solo
in snow-caked hills,
blood-red quill tucked behind
her left ear, just in case
the urge to climb spires
and trace spheres via
a fierce run of words
takes hold, at first her pinky
going sick, then the rest of her
digits catching fever, raising
her lips to the climate of praise
and hymn, her voice
a white bird winging its way home.
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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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