Odyssey the Remix

You don’t need a ship
and exile,
or filial fate
and distance,
to qualify homesickness–
the odyssey is a cellular trip,
always has been,
its bounds limitless,
its lyrical content
specifically tailored
to your individal
course and movements,
and so I say:
May your voyage,
rogue, flagless, and uncharted,
be a blessed one
as you carry your secret name,
and its sired calling,
into the wondergiving wilds
of the heart’s hidden countries
and islands.
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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 three novels: Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale, Raking the Dust, and Nocturne Variations, 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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