Changing Room

Advertisements for astronauts

in fish-net stockings,

and you, tobacco-stained fingertips,

a scholar of whistling,

salacious in the way

you used to spit brown juice

into the wind, expecting to not get hit—

those were the days,

I sighed to my red suitcase

with the stubborn zipper,

as I packed away my bones

and thought about which cinema,

in which universe,

I should go and visit

before the postcard in my pocket

dried gravely at the edges

and lost all sense of meaning.

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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