Slippers

The world has become an enormous mouth.

Or a senile teenager fumbling with a fire sale chemistry set.

Silence, and solitude,

arouse their favored ebb

within the subtle gloam of twilight.

Twilight is a meek and intrepid lover,

an inscrutable pair of slippers

softening your steps as you cross

from one passage to the next, to the next,

where lost hours seed and seduce your invictus

into an exponentially stunning fade.

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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