The Next Amendment

as humans,
have the inalienable right
to bare hearts,
pouring molten
and lush vines
of dark,
to practice humanity
in all its patterns
and forms,
we, the living
revolutionary works of art
in the process of becoming
what we already are.



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 Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale was named Underground Book Reviews 2014 Book of the Year.
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2 Responses to The Next Amendment

  1. Practicing humanity. I like that. We all will forever be practicing humanity. If we could keep that in mind as we go along it would save us from so much heartache and hurting other peoples. Eventually maybe one day when this is world is dead and we are other life maybe we’ll see where and why all of this was, and how much growth was accomplished in this practice.


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