This Century or Next

cindy #23
Perhaps,
in a hundred years,
none of this would matter—
the man across the street
would just be a man
and not her husband
holding hands
with that bitch
from 5-C
who had the nerve
to knock on their door
and ask if she could
borrow some butter
she was baking a cake
and was all out—
perhaps, in a hundred years,
bitches that borrow butter
and husbands
will have become
a thing of the past,
but right now,
she had a household to run,
a husband to confront,
and of course the flagrant itch
to burn it all down to the ground,
before picking up the kids.

 

(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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