Rhyme-Scheme

There is nothing
to order or arrange,
nothing to worry about.
No explanations required.
Dry logic and tortured rationale
can be set aside. At least for a little while.
Try it.
You see, everything rhymes
in this letterless alphabet of sorcery,
this bottomless soup of jazz
and numinous symmetry of what-nots.
Once upon a time, words were magic
in the commonest slant of praises and deeds,
they were their own beings,
bearing the innate gifts of shape-shifting
and alchemical craft,
words were this, and these,
and paradise was the unsigned play-child
of language and silence.
Home.
It’s a matter of letting yourself
in,
and growing brokenly intimate
with the air
that holds you
in rhymed and marvelous
regard.

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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