Reality and me
have disagreements all the time.
Reality is, by nature, inviolable.
And a bit of an existential bully.
I am, by illicit union, a child of fiction.
And tender in the center.
Reality and me don’t always see eye to eye.
In the end reality always wins out,
but there’s something
about being one’s own best fanboy
in support of a cause
where victories are small
is the grail on order.
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.
This entry was posted in Poetry
and tagged gain
. Bookmark the permalink