The Girl of My Stars

I practice my grief,
I refine it,
for when you are gone,
for when I am gone—
my love for you is reachless,
for so many years
I carried vagrant distances
within me,
or they carried me,
bated and aloft
and sometimes freezing,
yet you have crossed,
and are crossing
there is no trying
or grasping,
no undue claims necessary,
we simply are,
moored to each other’s
given stars,
and in this blue blue world
of liminal fade
and perish,
my awareness
grows sharper
and keener
every day
to make of our shared moments
a ceremony of treasures,
and to cherish, with tenderest grace,
the passage of our lives
like so much water
threading holy.

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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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