Born of wombs
for premeditated health
and restoring nutritional wealth,
We might warmly anticipate
a more win/win democratic living Earth communion,
more like an organic gardening womb
than a lose/lose political capital-overinfested swamp,
filling in with unhealthy communities,
filling in with dysfunctional nuclear-ballistic families
filling in with shame and blame starving
Longing to return
from whence we Earth CareTaker came.
Before wounded parents
and win/lose mentors and teachers
of competitive debate
and not cooperative
civil civic discussion
began our partisan disloyal-to-Earth debates.
Wounded left-brain dominant verbal
either/or debate enculturation,
is important as a first step
to understand our chosen
bought and paid for
health/wealth cooperative position
with either my way
or Earth’s benighted highway.
But, wounded parents,
preachers are apt to omit the second step
of debate preparation:
Get into your opponent’s head(s).
What will they say
to persuade your shared audience,
if not you,
that your Earth CareTaker position
is, in fact, not healthy
not robustly rightbrain resonant
and profoundly leftbrain resilient?
Will they say you are well intended
but are too liberal
in your polypathic/polyphonic love?
Will they find your healthy longings
for ecological and theological intersectionality,
secular and sacred interdependence,
too non-violent for responsible defense
from their own already-anxious win/lose offense?
Our own self-unfulfilling lose/lose
How will you cooperatively win/win?
How might we regeneratively
resiliently respond to courageous curiosity
with warm appreciative inquiry,
with warm accompaniment
remembering way back
to that originally unwounded
warm wet womb?
LeftBrain debate may be Earth’s healthy prologue
but RightBrain appreciative warm-felt dialogue
is EarthCare Discerning epilogue;
is to Destiny
as win/win polypaths
are to polycultural health/wealth outcomes
for all God’s Earth CareTakers.