Theater of Fire

We are spinning
on a magma-veined rock
that hangs in space,
yes, that, in and of itself,
phenomena, but for another take–
a perfect circle of a world,
a teeming galactic bulb
the seismic grift
and throb of human caste,
pumping tidals of hot blood
to varicose vanities,
anxious floodlights
hunting shadowed love,
storm fronts, foretold, as below,
so above,
here, now, us,
a Shakespearean  range
of climates and follies
that shape the phenomena
of what dreams may come
into a vessel of theater
equal parts
absurdist farce
and love song
forever burning
to know itself.


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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