Oh, the Places You’ll Sow!

Nothing can be done except a little at a time. This Baudelaire quote has been one of my mantras, one of my steady running mates since as long as I can remember.

The world runs on inspiration. Warm fevers, lightning sieges, happy contagions, shared fates, fool’s moons and their little dogs yipping.

The world, in its base molecular structure, is inspiration manifest. A three and four D show in a mutable multiplex. Ah, there you are. You, the movie. You, the screen. You, the projector. You the film-reel that burns in the sun and twists into origami refuse. So beautiful, so beautiful.

Imagination runs amok, because it wants to catch you with your pants down. Your head in the clouds. Your ground in your feet shuffling sideways to a neverending beat. Stagnation signals death. Inspiration makes guests and hostesses of us all.

We are cheerleaders for our own spirit-being. For the being-ness of others. Pom-poms are our birthright. Inspiration turns us into favored fools.

Kiss the back of your hand, and rest assured that the universe wants to make out with you under the bleachers some Sunday afternoon, or in the shadows of an attic where your dreams turn over nightly.

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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