Fly Now, Pray Later

For a subliminal time only
it’s here
lucid New Romanticism
replete with pricks, needles and pines
bespeaking Pagan Renaissance Nouveau
a movement that will start in your vowels
and end in your Oh’s
especially suggested
for those soft in the center
childlike hearts
who idle away precious hours
forget-me-notting the moon as their
true blue valentine
or scissoring bits and pieces
of the sun to include in their sacred text
those who
in their manic glee
and state of psychic undress
frighten the hell out of the armorly clothed
status quo
that’s right
for a liminal time only
the bated fall
and leavened rise
of a soulfired calling
can be yours
as a goldenbrowed gent
of rosicrucian disposition
once said
Unless you are transformed
and become as little children
you shall not enter the kingdom
of heaven.
Hurry now, act fast!



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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1 Response to Fly Now, Pray Later

  1. Haha, this is wonderful


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