The Way We Were

parasol II
Something about sap, and scent,
and leaving everything behind
to avoid death by porcelain,
and usher in the right rain
in real-time.
They had grown sick
of being someone else’s decoys
engineered to lure in god knows what
on a ritual and teasing basis.
They fled, far and wide,
without looking back, and left their pin-up
shells to model bibbed silence
as false charity
for chastity’s betokened wake.

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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