Life explores integrity,
hoping to fulfill
all polypathic curiosities.
How might history rewrite humanity
if those who adventured out
and eagerly invaded
felt more reluctant to dominate?
More sure that their long-term survival
in this, or any, non-native land
required them to first learn those languages at hand,
and adopt them as their creolizing own.
Would European colonization outward
look more like global metamorphosis,
Would the language of democracy
recognize no dualistic divide
between cooperative health
and co-investing wealth of cultures?
If invading civilizations
had been wiser
we could have earlier seen
curiosity best listens and learns native civilities
from what has been exegetically in cultural place,
before knowing how and what and when and where to displace
our own first language preconceptions.
How could I communicate my invasive wisdom
into your language of experience
of hope and anxiety
unless I have first learned your expressions,
verbal and nonverbal,
pitched and rhythmed by enculturing flows
of Earth’s nurturing
How would U.S. democracy unfold
in First Nation language?
individually perhaps, and certainly together,
have veto power
over healthy WinWin anthro-choice.
And, animal and tree spirits
share our prime universal suffrage,
voting yes through healthy balancing increase
and disinvesting No through internal climates of decline.
We would learn language
for trusts and mistrusts
of late summer trees
already falling leaves
along colonizing lanes of diesel language.
We would not deny
internal and external climates
of growing rabid pathology,
idolatries of LeftBrain dominant patriarchal capitalism,
yet deniable abstractly
of polysyllabic demise,
dissonance of denying language
expressing First Nation climates
inside as outside
up and down
back and forth imaginations
within enculturing languages of time.
Healthy democracy would not merely debate
reasonable extremities of over-heating Earth’s survival,
but would center focus on regeneratively rediscovering
past and future optimizing reasons
toward reweaving nature-spirits of discerning climate health
as optimizing wealth
both inside yin nurturing
and outside yang cooperative,
universally uniting democratic control.
Explorers seeking further curiosities
recreating what’s next,
gathering nature-spirit voices
deferring to more original health
ebb and flow of nurturing Earth,
speaking through passing lights and darks
incarnating healthier climates.