Dreamlife for the Living

It is really

just one long dream

interrupted

in thorny intervals

by fictions that we mistake

for realities,

the single white feather

floating like a tangible

sliver of breath

on the river’s cyclical surface

tells you all you need to know,

not an arrogant, fact-totem

brand of knowing,

but the soul’s

unflagging gospel

and history,

crafted in a warm whisper

stretched across Time’s

enigmatic, half-smiling

lips,

initiating amen

endlessly.

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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