Dreamlife for the Living

It is really
just one long dream
in thorny intervals
by fictions that we mistake
for realities,
the single white feather
floating like a tangible
sliver of breath
on the river’s cyclical surface
tells you all you need to know,
not an arrogant, fact-totem
brand of knowing,
but the soul’s
unflagging gospel
and history,
crafted in a warm whisper
stretched across Time’s
enigmatic, half-smiling
initiating amen

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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10 Responses to Dreamlife for the Living

  1. Telling us all we need to know for our soul. I love this so much, the whole thing


  2. Like, for typothetical example, if you were here right now, I’d ask you to remove all your garments and get into bed and then I’d cover you in a blue blanket and make sure you were all cocoontucked in, and then, seconds later, I would uncover you and then, well I suppose … cover you 😉 Something to that effect.


  3. A beautiful, mind bending piece, John! I love it.

    hmmmm ~ you and ‘erroneouschoices’ do remember this is an open forum? Your hot conversations are fun but perhaps not meant for all to see? but this may be “fictions that we mistake for realities” so I should let it be.


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