Make no mistake about it—
We are, collectively, at a crossroads,
one which clearly, sharply,
and without suffering lightly
any more of the same ol same ol bullshit
is asking us as individuals—
Are you going to remain
in blame, shame and victim mode,
or move into the new next phase
of self-discovery and empowerment?
This is old school and old soul education
with each and every one of us, none excluded,
enrolled as students,
and no doubt
can kick your ass swift and hard,
but at the molten core it all,
Love, as a force and not a shove,
is compelling us to shed
and become who we now choose
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.