The Gospel According to Ice Cream

Perfection,
this life’s greatest untruth
and maligner,
see how ice cream
summer-melts
and runs like
happy magma
down the ridged wonders
of a waffle cone
clutched by a child
like an edible prayer
destined to disappear,
one
bite
at a time,
the unbearable
lightness
of ice cream,
every tongue
feathering
its own heaven
to the sweet sweet
gospel
of perish.

 

 

 

 

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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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