Choices can be

Forever perplexing

Which way to go

Hither or yon

When to say yes

When to say no

What to do now

What to do next

When to stay busy

When to do nothing

What to work on now

When not to work

Plan for the future

Live for today

Open your mind

And try new adventures

Does playing it safe

Mean living in a rut

Frenetic involvement

Zen understanding

Choices can be

The enigma of life



Bruce Levine


Bruce Levine is a 2019 Pushcart Prize Poetry nominee, a 2021 Spillwords Press Awards winner and the Featured Writer in WestWard Quarterly Summer 2021. Over three hundred of his works are published on over twenty-five on-line journals including Ariel Chart, Spillwords, Literary Yard; in over seventy print books including Tipton Poetry Journal, Halcyon Days and Founder’s Favourites and his shows have been produced in New York and around the country. Visit him at


  1. delightful and somber.

  2. "Does playing it safe

    Mean living in a rut" My favorite lines. From Linda

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