Fierce and Daisy

Among greengolden pastures,
the fierce grew. Its plastic
vampire teeth tore into the jugulars of bluebells,
its molten leavetaking gave the earth
scars and heartburn, and left the fresh grass in tears.
The roots, understanding the nature of siege, its effects
and causes, sent fierce a chance, moist daisy,
the softest of sorrow incarnate.
Fierce, mating beauty to sadness, blushed
an incandescent vermilion that spread
like holy wildfire.
Fierce stayed fierce
but loved through
daisy’s soft sorrow
in fostering fated

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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1 Response to Fierce and Daisy

  1. The flower and foliage wordsmith

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