Inspiration’s Track


is not a matter of chance,

or waiting, or a magic spell

that demands bated breath and fretted suspension—

it is the fact that you pick up a pen,

your fingers growing warm and intimate with its weight and feel,

the slow almost dumb beautiful realization that you,

or someone like you is holding a pen, an instrument aloft

and hovering above a blank page, and some kind of strange ceremony,

half-marriage, half-divorce, is about to take place,

in which you, or someone like you, as a form of expression,

is both the effect and the cause.

The pen, through good times and hard,

accounts for dreaming,

and inspiration runs through your fingers

like an unschooled course on being.

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 Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale was named Underground Book Reviews 2014 Book of the Year.
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