Your help is their hope,
said Ronald McDonald.
Your help is their health,
said Robert Woods Johnson.
Hope is healthier than despair.
This is not a mental health professional secret.
Why does this same connection
seem so disconnected in our public sectors,
our town greens and reds and blues?
Cooperative hope is ecopolitically healthy,
growing co-empathic trust.
Competing despairs of ecopolitical dissonance
decay into mutual immunity,
unweaving hopeful fabrics of and for a global EarthTribe.
Your help is our healthier hope.