This Glowing Yes

The Fool lay down on his back
in the grass and stared
at the illuminated cursive pooling
of stars in the night-sky and mused—
If the entire universe
is a functioning example,
a play script and concert
operating fluidly under the impossible umbrella
of “Why Not?”
then it stands to reason that we,
children of the stars,
are the privileged inheritors
and rightful claimants
of an innate cosmic streak of experiential boldness,
which engages the daring music of “Why Not?”
to the holy scroll of life, unfolding,
back to front,
with you, a respiring signature,
and improv sketch of molecules,
and measureless,
except to say Yes.

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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