Mercy Mercy Me

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Some time-tested facts:
1. Every shadow
courts its own double,
its own set of fractures.

 

2. Make-up,
and its composite symmetry
of masks
turn, at day’s end,
to sidereal flakes
of ash.

 

3. Your true face
was printed in heaven,
minted
and proofed there,
a template profused in light
and absolute mercy.

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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1 Response to Mercy Mercy Me

  1. Love the poem, not a fan of the picture, only because I dislike clowns

    Liked by 1 person

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