To sire
a riptide,
the roseblood moon,
fully engorged,
sank lower
and lower,
its binding navel
grazing the lattice mouth
and lacy tease
of a sea
forever beckoning
softly creased light
to charge
and mount.


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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7 Responses to Mount

  1. You reach those perfect places. MmMm. (the sound I’m making while astonished that you can do such a thing time after time.
    After time.


  2. I feel like cyndi lauper


    • A most excellent 80s reference. I LOVE Cyndi Lauper. Wow, you saw Firestarter with Drew Barryore, and now the Cyndi Lauper Reference, what have you done with Erroneous, and who exactly are you?

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      • Well, I did have to look up the time after time song and I thought it was sung by someone else, haha. And people made me watch fire starter because the were being smart asses and I played along.
        Once at a party I was at a couple of years after “the incident” the played Carrie Underwood before he cheats on repeat. 🙄

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  3. Aw, I should have said I make 1900 references in honor of your age


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