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, 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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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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