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,
well-lighted
and measureless,
except to say Yes.

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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