Sight-Line

cindy 12
Did you want a bitch,
or a super-heroine?
Or perhaps just a mop
and bucket for sticky linoleum,
for hangovers that crawl
into high-rise offices?
Whatever it is you want
or need,
forget me,
I’m not the “it”
tagged in your game–
I claim me as my own,
sister to the shapeless wind
which calls me away
and further away still,
toward the raw
and permeable unknown.

 

(Photo by Cindy Sherman)

 

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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