After Party – John Biscello

She, Lazarus,

back from the dead,

with a musical vengeance—

A beat, Christ, please,

she asks of her martyred D.J.,

half-light, half-man,

and out climbs her voice, grinding

through rubble, a dark velvet toy

wound up for centuries, released,

on behalf of every last blue girl, unannounced,

notes from underground

unfurling a cortege of white ribbons,

grace lost

now found

among trespasses.



Originally from Brooklyn, NY, author, poet, playwright and performer, John Biscello has lived in Taos, NM since 2001. He is the author of three novels: Broken Land, a Brooklyn TaleRaking the Dust, and Nocturne Variations, and a collection of stories, Freeze Tag. His debut poetry collection, Arclight, is scheduled for a February 2019 publication (Indie Blue Publishing). His work can be found on his blog/website (, and more info on his books on his Amazon author page ( 


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