On a molecular level, we are fucked.

Perpetually, repeatedly, renewably. Fucked.

The world is an unceasing orgy, everything

touches everything, nonstop fondling

and hymnal friction between pulsing meshes.

Your very breath is a shore leave sailor and kissing cousin,

a polygamist engaged in measureless trysts.

Affairs to remember, affairs to forget,

it doesn’t matter, it is.

Everything touches everything.

Graffiti on ice caps, tear-mapped children

waking weeping to motherless lands,

my breath mirroring a net

for your breath to snare.

We etch in the air,

our fingernails growing glassy vines of light.

Eternity not a noun or prefix or afterword.

Eternity the borderless bed spread out to host

the everywhere everyall clusterfuck.

You are at the heart of sheerest orgy,

a seed pitched in the crotch of its panting nexus.

Whether you like it or not. Deal.

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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