Fools Rush In

To all those wise, beautiful fools who have brought the medicine of joy and laughter to life, I salute you:


chaplin x 3
Slapstick’s trinity,
a monotheistic gag–
Salvation’s last laugh.


Laurel & Hardy in Paris
Genius, in trespassing,
has its necessary fools–
Supreme gag order.


buster III
Bemused, and silent,
yes, my funny valentine,
dreams wilt without love.


Epic pie fight from The Battle of the Century.
Life is sad, gags help
to alleviate tension–
Enlightenment, fast.



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 three novels: Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale, Raking the Dust, and Nocturne Variations, 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 Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale was named Underground Book Reviews 2014 Book of the Year.
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