Set Course

The love I don’t get
to live with her,
I am going to have to live
and attend, sublimely, through fiction,
there are only so many lives
to choose from,
to assume gracefully,
so many courses
upon which the sun rises
and sets.

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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9 Responses to Set Course

  1. Something Iโ€™ve loved wholeheartedly since I discovered its truth was that we can always and forever change the course of where our sun sets and rises. Thereโ€™s never a too late for that. Such a comforting thought.


    • Agreed. This was more a “feeling,” not a personal philosophy ๐Ÿ™‚


    • I know that you, the Mistress of Wistfulness, gets that ๐Ÿ™‚


      • I get a lot of things I never even let on to. Ha.
        Mistress of wistfulness, hmmm


      • Yes, I suspect slash intuit that there’s plenty you get and don’t let on to. Or I could say that I don’t let on to getting what you don’t let on to getting ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Um. I think you let on to getting things far before Ive gotten to the threshold of anything to get, before long youve carried me over the threshold into whatever there is in the future to get that I havenโ€™t yet gotten and Iโ€™m tossed into the middle of getting it without warning.
        Then I have to play catch up in the world of getting things. ๐Ÿ˜”


      • Those comments inspired me to repeat, what I’ve repeated before: Time is a funny business ๐Ÿ™‚ And you, are a funny girl (take that as a compliment). But yea, sometimes I’ve “gotten” things in movies, that weren’t even there to be “gotten,” i.e., I’ve created something that wasn’t there, but that’s okay because at least it got me creating and imagining and sparked me into a go-getter’s paradise of my own crooked making ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      • Well, one thing I was terrible at implying with that comment was, that youโ€™re are far more astute than I am. The things you detect โ€˜getโ€™ I never even realized existing until you point me that direction.
        This is a terribly round about way of giving you one of my highest compliments. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ Hey, let me simply say, thanks for your wisdom borne of life experience!


      • You’re welcome, and thank you. Just ran into this beautiful quote, with which I’ll leave you before heading out, “Our purpose is that which we most passionately are when we pay attention to our deepest selves.” Carol Hegedus. Have a deeply and wonderfully soul-attentive day E.C.!

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