Perhaps a way to turn
and often violent
to grab healthy hold
of restorative justice
What is this deep difference
between discerning judgment
and moralistic judgment?
and not to condemn,
is mutually empowering
and not autonomously powering over another,
against all Others potentially suspicious,
falling short of my own godlike Mark,
Papal Seal of good personal housekeeping.
is a win/lose game
always casting oneself
and one’s own
self-righteous wise Prosecutor,
representing your State’s infinite not-listening Wisdom.
is a win/win game
begins with listening for what we already share
in common point of view.
seldom finds time
for such resonant celebration
in cooperatively-held sorrow
and political triumph.
Active win/win discernment
bears more humbly in mind and heart and voice,
Do not tear apart
what we can’t put back together
As faithfully as healing sunrise
and therapeutic sunset;
and curiously restoring moon rise
and resonant moon fall.