Ophelia’s Blues – John Biscello

“Ophelia’s Blues” from Arclight, appearing on Free Verse Revolution.


Her sad sea-green dress,

an epitaph, rippling quietly,

as if in a dream.

The small history

of a fresh wraith,

white fingers forever

separating the bones

from the silt.

Originally from Brooklyn, NY, author, poet, playwright and performer, John Biscello has lived in Taos, NM since 2001. He is the author of three novels: Broken Land, a Brooklyn TaleRaking the Dust, and Nocturne Variations, and a collection of stories, Freeze Tag. His debut poetry collection, Arclight, is scheduled for a February 2019 publication (Indie Blue Publishing). His work can be found on his blog/website (johnbiscello.com), and more info on his books on his Amazon author page (https://www.amazon.com/John-Biscello/e/B008987E40). 

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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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