are the keepers of the sacred fire,
and purveyors of starstuff undivided,
tending to flocks of light and clouds,
understand that, come rain or come shine,
the founting marvels
from God’s lips, and breadth,
are a flagless scape
containing a ringed inheritance of gospel and blues,
a testimony to grace,
with love our code
and the immutable core nugget
through which we face our shadow
while turned toward the sun,
stepping boldly and bravely
into the glaring unknown.
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.