Note to Self

Words,
the right ones,
ripe and engorged,
outgrow the necessary dark
inside you and, abiding
the laws of catch
and release, demand
light, air, voice.
Beware atrophy,
the root killer,
and do not leave language,
ingrown, unattended.
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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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2 Responses to Note to Self

  1. My favorite part is the end

    Liked by 1 person

  2. jocelyn harper says:

    “love” button!

    Like

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