Not a Sonnet

I can go on.
Sometimes
you fall
off the edge
of a sentence
and find another one
waiting for you there,
like the billowcushy arms
of a cloud-woman,
or keenly lighted wraith,
and you can go on,
holding hands with the rain
mowing down dark
and choppy blanks
and consuming
every scattered impediment
until you become
incandescent,
and marvel,
wordless, to no end.

 

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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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