Waltz

On the night
God went topless,
and the nephilim performed
a burlesque of Carmen,
or perhaps it was the Wizard of Oz,
the girl with the frosted tulips
in her hair,
and love song
in her head,
turned off the stars
and started waltzing,
as if the entire world
had shut its billion
and one scarry eyes
to better divine
and redeem
a single girl’s
respiring edge
to glisten with candor,
to home in on light,
where innocence lay in wait
and surrender.

 

 

 

 

 

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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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