Dusting

cindy #8
You don’t know
where the nights go,
what apparitions
with monstrous appetites
do the swallowing.
It is a mystery,
soundless, unsigned.
But what remained
in the whorish glare
of daytime
were all the undigested bits,
the flesh creeping
with prickly beads
of sun
like scabs baked
in magma
and hazy unremembered
regret.

 

(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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