Everybody’s Got One

I was once asked
to create a safe happy place
to which I could go
during times of distress and turbulence,
and there it was, as it had always been–
a wooden bench set under a streetlamp
in a park at twilight,
no one there,
just me, the bench, the amber lamplight
and soft gauzy twilight, a most harmonious blend
calling up that lucid and favored sense
of serene loneliness,
the ease of dreaming
found and felt within a world
turning slowly, and slower still.

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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