Words have consequences,
said rhetorical behaviorist Hillary to Donald,
we would no more cooperatively elect a Donald Trump as President
than we would compete to win Donald Duck for Empire Builder.
Words mean things,
said linguistic behaviorist Anat
to her fellow Economist Collective,
and the absence of words means something too.
We’re not sure what
but I place my bet
on more contenting ecopolitics.
Light consequenced water,
we know this from our history of science books
but this is difficult to see
how exactly this could be
without sufficient silence to recall
what dipolar co-arising energies lie in wait
within this shared enlightenment,
progenitor of stardust
ecologizing harmonic fertile planets
with their wet offspring.
To paraphrase Joanna Macy,
Active economics is not more wishful thinking.
Active ecopolitical words and praxis do not wait for issues
to be resurrected and remembered
by the Donald Ducks
or by some other self-serving would-be savior.
Active Hope wakes up in life’s ecological beauty
on whose silently exquisite behalf
we can act as light.
To the Hillaries:
Follow the light,
not so much the butch rhetoric.
To the Donalds:
Follow your truth with beauty loves,
not so much your prized pathologies.