Ow, She Said. And Wow.

She stared
at the solitary gull
perched on a craggy rock.
The sea, like undulating slates
of purplish steel,
or bruised rust,
while a glaring wound
of a sunset poured scarlet ribbons
from its Martian gash.
The gull flies away, a dilating comma
with unknown plans.
Sometimes
it was nearly impossible to bear,
all this beauty and sadness,
the feathery crux of registered crushes,
excruciate in their due course
of perishing, and remembrance.

 

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 johnbiscello.blogspot.com. Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale was named Underground Book Reviews 2014 Book of the Year.
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