A pro-active journalist
is like a research-committed teacher
teaching and listening to cooperative research designs
The opposite of the journalist’s deconstruction
is reconstruction through predictive narrative.
Just as the opposite of permaculture’s green activist
is pathological degeneration
emerging from past too-monoculturing memory
Back toward too much red-meat butchering
and ballistic slaughter
swimming in pathogens
about health-resilient DNA-RNA solidarity genes
for future regenerative reconstructions.
the local writer of Polyculture Opera
invited me to his and her place,
I’m still not sure s/he has chosen
for a co-author interview.
But I need to arrive
just before dawn
and not drive in
or even toward
EarthSoul’s healthy address,
if at all possible.
So, I”m riding my bike
and arrive just as pre-dawn light
could reveal river homefront terrain.
There s/he is
atop a barren maple tree,
across a valley,
rocking back and forth
from north to south
and back again…
S/he calls “Good Morning!”
as if this emerging light
has already made Earth’s best day invitation
to and for those less grumpy
and feeling old-knees and hips frumpy.
S/he welcomes me up
and so I go
with all my Senior Citizen climbing years
to rest just below Earth’s swaggering
Before I can ask
what s/he is doing
S/he tells me
This is Earth’s centering sit spot
from which s/he greets our vibrant Sun
when clouds do not grey stand
in dark swaying way.
Here s/he waves back
as Earth’s trees thank FatherSun
for waving forth
toward this WuWei Day
West for Ego Win
and East of EcoRooting Win
discerning through and after dualdark night.
Like a Permaculture Opera
opening each morning,
this ego/eco centric
My Opera piece will begin
There’s no such health-listening thing
as a non-teachable moment.
A local pro-active journalist
sways like a research-committed teacher
teaching cooperative research design
through re-presentational invitations.