The Choice is Yours, or, Ch-Ch-Changes

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

paradigm shifting

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

to become.

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 johnbiscello.blogspot.com. Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale was named Underground Book Reviews 2014 Book of the Year.
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