Live from Eden

Her talk of bruised skin, and how
it caught fire on the far side of trespass,
fascinated me to no end.
She wanted to burn clean through,
didn’t want to hear any more talk
about cooler heads prevailing,
or stubborn poppies
doped on opiates
bending to catch rain,
she wanted the holy fire,
the full-on plunge and rend,
same as Teresa
when she was harpooned
by God’s love
through that angel’s lighted lance
piercing clean through her heart’s
deepest desire,
she wanted
to be Teresa on high,
disrobing her skin
in a glorious siege
and char,
she said and I quote,
I don’t want the far side of trespass
any more
don’t want to find myself whored
through a series of disillusionments,
I want the garden,
to reclaim my soft seat
in the grass
as the queen of the moon
and stars,
I want to invent love
from the ground up,
and get it right
this time.
How, I said.
no more words,
 just burning silence,
followed by
the furious planting
of a first kiss.

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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10 Responses to Live from Eden

  1. amberangst says:

    Mesmerizing passion, savage and sweet.

    Liked by 1 person

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