This Century or Next

cindy #23
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, 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 Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale was named Underground Book Reviews 2014 Book of the Year.
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