It could be like this. Early morning,
light milkpooling at the edges of your bed,
bleaching your bare feet and subtly wriggling toes
softly phantom,
and I follow the erogenous ghost
past your shins,
to the rounded
pate of your knees
(pausing at the fresh scrape,
planting in its raw a small kiss,
it seems
you’re always falling down
and getting hurt
like a five year old
destined to model bruises
from a catalog of Childhood’s Wounds)
and I move beyond your knees,
to the shadowed country
of your inner thighs,
their arousable tuck
and hothouse climate,
and there, I stop, I squeeze,
I pinch, I press, I knead,
and knead some more,
and say, It could be like this,
skin toasting skin to prime
and pinken sinsual,
our bodies,
lazily twined,
like question marks
relaxedly slack,
unsure of their how
or why,
just happy
to be a part
of the grammar
of easy smolder
and blessmounted cries.
I could go on, I say,
but there
you grin the grin of a scythe
and tell me
to stop talking
and making metaphor
of your little masochist
who adores the holy ache
betwen pauses,
and take you,
to that place
where sound
is remembered to touch,
in the founting fury
of earlymorning



About John Biscello

Originally from Brooklyn, NY, writer, poet, performer, and playwright, John Biscello, has lived in the high-desert grunge-wonderland of Taos, New Mexico since 2001. He is the author of four novels, Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale, Raking the Dust, Nocturne Variations, and No Man’s Brooklyn; a collection of stories, Freeze Tag, two poetry collections, Arclight and Moonglow on Mercy Street; and a fable, The Jackdaw and the Doll, illustrated by Izumi Yokoyama. He also adapted classic fables, which were paired with the vintage illustrations of artist, Paul Bransom, for the collection: Once Upon a Time, Classic Fables Reimagined. His produced, full-length plays include: LOBSTERS ON ICE, ADAGIO FOR STRAYS, THE BEST MEDICINE, ZEITGEIST, U.S.A., and WEREWOLVES DON’T WALTZ.
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12 Responses to Ghostlight

  1. jocelyn harper says:

    Oh SO hot!

    Liked by 1 person

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