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Saving Face Campaign

Nonviolent designers
of Public Service Announcements

Like “STOP”
smoking
shooting up
drinking
trashing
burning
ignoring various morbid diseases
sinning
sundry mental/spiritual pathologies
unsafe behavior

And feeling ugly
smelling
bad sexing
eating crap
unsafe touching
declaring vengeful wars
Straight White Male supremacy
ecofeminist confused agendas
greens
reds
whites
blues
browns
blacks

Lust
rust
greed
going to seed

All these STOP campaigns
seem to miss my pointed
loser experience
that aiming for what makes me right now happy
is, perhaps, a long-term disgrace

So, what I aim for
instead
is whatever lies
and hiddenness,
safe camouflage
behind
and beneath respectful society’s
muttered under sour breath
“good riddance”ness,

I aim for saving face

You can campaign
all commercial day
and consummating night
to persuade me that my health
is also our happy
absence of communal fright
and resonant,
perhaps even resilient,
brilliantly enlightened
and empowering wealth.

But,
in my heart
of hurt
addiction
depression
anxiety
remorse for an angry life
at least half dead
from fear
you may uncover me
in ways I can’t pretend
to self-righteously defend.

I need some campaign
even larger than anti-addiction
to thinking either bliss
or blues,

Win/lose
Earth’s evolving
devolving runaway mission,
money exchanging zero-sum remission,

Not for peace,
or win/win health is also wealth,
or whimsically precarious
happy nest.

I want to join
Earth’s Great Return
for self-regenerating
revolving annual campaigns
springing climate forth
summer’s healthy maturation
falling harvest wisdom
wintering indigenous
sacred
nurturing meaning,

Theological enlightenment
ecologically empowering
in-between
co-arising Yang SunGod
and Yintegral
Matriarchal Earth

Tribes consuming public campaigns
green co-passionate
communion
saving Earth’s most happy face.

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