Homesick

Untitled Film Still #27 1979, reprinted 1998 by Cindy Sherman born 1954
It had been
a night to forget,
many were.
She blamed
the moon,
because it was there,
a mocking bauble
belonging to someone else’s idea
of munificent and festive.
The scraping
at the back of her brain
would stop any second now
any second
and give way
to a tented settling
and fade.

 

(Photo by Cindy Sherman)

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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