Travel Plans

Had she done the right thing?

And by right thing

what or whose standards

was she applying

to measure the moral correctness

or lack thereof

of what she had done?

She had grown sick

and tired of considering

every angle and X-factor,

sick and tired

of a brain

hellbent on sabotage.

Self-forgiveness,

as a conceivable balm,

seemed faraway

and unreal,

but she would travel

whatever vagaries of distance

kept at bay

who she was,

from who she was

determined to become.

#25 from Untitled Film Poems

Image by Cindy Sherman

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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