Consecrate

I kneel
before her
and begin
to wash her feet
slowly
in the silver blood
of crushed pearls
and upon my cheeks
can feel
the delicate papery
drizzle
of peony petals
which she sheds
as if garden
to the moon’s weeping
hymn
and star-fed choir.

 

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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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3 Responses to Consecrate

  1. I’ll head to your place in just bit, for clearer articulation. Those things are much better in person. I hope it’s not too late. Lol
    Without getting too crazy weird or anything, this is a love of mine

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  2. With like these all over it ❤️😍

    Like

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