Impossible You Say?

“Literature is an exaggeration, a dramatization, and those who are nourished on it (as I was) are in great danger of trying to approximate an impossible rhythm.”—Anais Nin

Leave the impossible

to the fishes

and the stars,

to packed suitcases

tagged for Borneo or Mars.

Or, become like Alice,

and commit six random acts

of impossibility

before you’ve had your breakfast,

which still leaves plenty of time

to do regular things like shopping

or the dishes,

though you can bet

that your noon lunch date

with The Fool

at the edge of that seaside cliff

will be looming large

and may endanger

your routine of normalcy

for the rest of the day

or for years to come.

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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