Ooooh, Ahhhh

Bourgeois
The umbilical cable
arrived
from heaven
to bait and hook
the grateful mortal
who sacrificed his head
(and the dead weight
of its trivial contents
masquerading as profound
or important)
to become a supple visual vowel
with no more ties to his life
sentence on earth,
nor any regard for gravity
as a force-fed deterrent
to the loftiest
of his venereal desires.

 

(Sculpture by Louise Bourgeois)

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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