The Rainbow Connection 2020

It truly is
staring us right in the face,
under our noses—
We are the makers
of the new myths
and shifts in being,
We, the shapers of legacy,
and dawn’s graced breaking.
It is not someone
or somewhere else,
it is you,
it is me,
it is us,
right here, right now.
One gilded step at a time,
and let me assure you—
Light, is a supremely kickass guide,
when it comes to territories unknown or uncharted,
parts and aspects unclaimed,
when it comes to sparking much-needed bravery
during scary and tumultuous times.
It is okay to be scared, it is okay,
same as it is important to remember
the wise words of F.D.R., “Courage is not the absence of fear,
but rather the assessment that something else is more
important than fear.”
In other words,
when walking through a storm,
holding hands with another,
a sister, a brother, a lover, a friend,
the world itself, as extended family and bridge,
seals a bond of strength
in glowing togetherness.
And so we walk.
Hand in hand,
through a storm,
bearers of light
and torch songs
for this marvelous world, turning,
with us, upon it,
the lovers, the dreamers,
and groundbreaking sowers of seeds
in new plots of earth.

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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