Still Life w/ Selfie

 

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How I,
my ego-fiend-self,
craves
and wishes
and desires
to take ultimate credit
for the words
and poems
attaching themselves
to their mortal host, John Biscello,
thinly grafted to his signature and persona,
but deep down
I
understand all too well
that there are forces at work
and play,
which are beyond me/my name,
of which I am a frayed stitch
in a gracious skein,
and my heart, the fool’s testing guide
and tramp
to a fathomless row
and drift,
puckers its secret lips
to kiss the rippling hem
of whatever muse, whatever form/less
bastion of grace
tenders fluency to offerings,
i.e.,
how a puddle
is sometimes lucky
enough to intimate
the largesse of the sea,
to hoist pearls
just above the murk
and fallacious din.
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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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9 Responses to Still Life w/ Selfie

  1. What a lovely back.

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  2. I loved the the end so much, hoisting pearls above it all

    Like

  3. stolzyblog says:

    But still, it is you, who must listen & hear.

    Like

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