The Woods

cyanotype 4
In the theater of the absurd,
black widows make silky, haunted love
to depressed, anorexic stalactites
as the radio preys
on sound
to give the moonless
woods
its membraney tableaux of silence.

 

(Cyanotype by Christian Marclay)

 

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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2 Responses to The Woods

  1. Literary Remains says:

    Amazing images come to my mind when reading these words. Vivid and intense and hauntingly beautiful. Well done! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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