Why do I feel like school visits
are usually a waste of time,
and mental health visits,
or is it visiting in general
that bothers me?
What I will see
is only what you feel safe to show me.
Your best professional face
when you are in charge of your environment
and all is as it would best be
in your safe and healthy presence.
Yet what I need to see
is how this place,
this teacher or therapist or mentor,
or would-be lover,
to my child’s anger and fear,
to my own anger about how they have
and have not
been treated in our past,
to your own angers about your past,
fears about life’s future
for your kids,
for these other caregivers.
How will you respond
the 99th time my daughter shits on herself
then laughs while you wipe her nasty stinky ass,
berated by her own memories
of past such humiliations?
Hope you too might find humor
in your dialectic co-arising therapeutic intent,
your Positive Psychology presence
in this moment of bicameral empathy.
Just how good might it feel
to give a smack on the ass
of all angry-fearfilled,
and sleep deprived,
too-often critical-event PTSD
co-victims of human life’s unkind
and in-humane culture and history?
How do you think that choice
would not hurt both of you,
all of us,
where you could choose to live fully
in this bicamerally loving moment
of empathic Right-brained eco-consciousness,
synergetic multisystemic practice
with full-loving intent
when and where most needed
Abuse of professional love,
reminds of angers about life’s inhumane injustice,
depressing fears of death’s too soon
Visiting schools for therapeutic Present life
has little to reveal about where we PastAnger-FutureFear live