is not always the best way to feed
and assertively, but not overbearingly, water
is not always the best way to build
resilient ecofeminist cooperative opportunities.
It may too often be exclaimed,
“The best offense
is a strong defense.”
begin to look remarkably aggressive,
even left-brain overbearingly offensive.
I don’t recall the reverse claim,
“The best defense
is an affluent
Probably because this is not necessarily true
to resiliently healthy experience.
Mosquito repellent bracelets
seem more sustainably effective
than bombing my entire lot
in predator/prey life
with toxic insecticide.
I’m not sure that the more popular aphorism
is any more true or false.
The most resilient and powerful defense
against suffering and loss,
against climates of pathology,
already feels too self-isolating
lacking in healthy robust curiosity,
to actively regenerate hope
and cooperative faith
and win/win co-passion
for courage to face new frontiers of awareness
now less known,
resonantly etched into our global gratitude
If we were to re-image offensive strategies
to grow win/win economic/political gratitude
And, Yin-effluent flow
as defensive ecofeminist opportunities,
invitations to ease off the left-brain dominant
We might find ourselves with feminists
resisting patriarchal extraction histories
predicting only future Loser economics
and Loser ecological disempowerment
of otherwise healthy robust futures,
Yang-offensive and Yin-defensive balance.
But, resistance without resilient win/win offensives
does not effectively balance our tipping point
double-bound offensive/defensive optimization,
inviting us toward cooperatively-held articulate
resilient healthy purpose,
robustly wealthy sacred meaning
as Yin beauty-wealth,
as unitarian defense,
ego-political win/win integrity;
right-brain prominent enculturation,
resilient both-offense-and-defense resonance.
A frog in a patriarchal well
does not know the great ecofeminist sea.