I Don’t Know

After
I love you
the three most
powerful and talismanic
words in the language
might be
I don’t know,
instant reducer of ego,
canal-cleanser for deeper listening,
ventilator of humility
and breathing room,
not to mention
a reverential nod
and wink
to the Wonderverse
and burning Mystery of it all,
I don’t know,
the perfect mantra
to dissolve on tongues
and lighten a soul’s burden
en route to god knows where.

 

 

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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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