The Argument

Reality and me
have disagreements all the time.
Reality is, by nature, inviolable.
And a bit of an existential bully.
I am, by illicit union, a child of fiction.
And tender in the center.
Reality and me don’t always see eye to eye.
In the end reality always wins out,
but there’s something
keenly touching
about being one’s own best fanboy
in support of a cause
where victories are small
and loss
is the grail on order.
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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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