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When We Are Healthy

If we are not,
is this always the opposite of
when we are?

If we are negative,
is this sometimes appositionally
in creative tension with
when we are becoming more positive?

If we are a noticed absence
is this sometimes appositional
to we are not yet perceived?

And is this more oppositional
when we are an unnoticed absence
defying hostile misperceptions
we need never become known
appreciated
positively regarded?

A newly observed absence
merely appositional integrity
waiting curiously aware
we are not yet seen
known
regarded
appreciated
cherished

And yet,
or not
still surviving
where and when
we once together thrived

Or still reviving
why
now and then
Earth once healthy thrived
wealth of positively co-relating
co-empathic
co-regarding not retributively just me
as also
more positively
restoring restorying eco-we

If I am not
merely the opposite
of who we are becoming
together
more than appositionally apart

Reconnecting egos
oppositionally
defiantly unhealthy
unwealthy
indigenously unwise
anthro-supremacist upstarts.

Pestering parents
and teachers,
nurses
and preachers:
If we are not feeling
physically sick,
is this merely the EarthTribal opposite
of when Others are thinking
spiritually ill?

Plotting, may not be planning
designing, may not be re-creating
maligning, feels disaligning
threatening, couldn’t be encouraging
aggressing, feels spectacularly unkind
regressing, not impressive
dissociating, cause for not reassociating
divesting, feels like lack of co-investment
excommunicating, simply not communicating
colonizing, sounds like a malignant tumor rumor
punishing, seldom is rewarded with compassion
traumatizing, encourages self-stigmatizing
marginalizing, chronic traumatizing
terrorizing, critical traumatizing events

Wandering
wondering if we are anthro-healthy,
is this always the opposite of
when we are feeling EarthTribe uneased?

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Red and Green of HolyMesses

I can see Yang’s red lusty nature
politically
and economically
and sensually
abhors a vacuum

And yet
Yin’s crusty
thrusty green nurture
softens bilaterally extended polarities
into binomial appositions
bicameral conversations
perhaps even bi-genderal re-associations
dipolar co-arising

Holy
holonic
hole open round systems
communicating co-investment’s resilient potential
spiraling love destinies,
journeys in health-wealth wholeness

Filled with non-zero economic gifts,
win/win bipartisan political
full-spectrum health-wealthy democracy

Respecting multicultural
polycultural round octaves
of ergodic sight
and holiday sound
local through global
solidarity

Festering
fostering
pestering peak
climate climax
cooperatively fulfilling

Satisfying
transformative sacred integrity,
transcendently immanent potential

Whole
grown brown
maturing ecstasy
re/pre-coloring
richly fertile
polymorphic promise
of well-souled soil,
love’s messy life,
journey’s red time
toward spacious,
sometimes capricious,
green destiny.

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Wounded World

I’ve seen Earth’s epitaph:
S/He did more than Her share
to heal a broken world

Which sometimes seems to invoke anger
because I can touch what’s broken
and other times provoke merely sad
because I can only feel inside
who is also wounded

Earth’s living magic,
watered fertile soil,
red-blooded organic
green clean soul
is not broken
like a worn-out clock
or formerly animated toy
or obsolescent urban block
now gone inevitably bad.

EarthTribe is not so much broken
as win/lose perpetually wounded
Paradise Lost
for our lapse
of good-humored Golden Rules
win/win re-found
happy healthy bodhisattva
rebound.

What is already broken
requires outside messianic agency,
too objectively disabled
to stimulate subjective healing salvation,
personally feeling better

Emergent internally vital
growing positively viral,
stealing from toxic claustrophobic disarray,
tomorrow’s voices redeemed
by choices erupting therapeutic promise
today.

Organic wounds,
unlike mechanical brokenness,
give internal notice
warnings of disenabling trauma
also enable therapeutic opportunity
to pull and push risk,
to massage and stretch ambiguous feelings
touching each Other’s sinews
and straps,
moral lapse,
dancing mental songs
and embodied raps

Filling in our anti-social lapse
our monoculturing elapse
of warm
and wet
and wild compassion,
integrity’s redemptive fashion.

Brokenness shrouds despair
alone
where wounds invite
our active healthy care
together happiness vocationed
for EarthTribe’s ecstatic day
by faithful contenting way
inclusively inviting
inspirational repair
with those who dare
to share Earth’s communal difference
to heal this wounded world.

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A CoInvested Intervention

A multicultural proposal
for a bipartisan Intervention,
not to be confused
with drilling a nervous root canal.

  1. I take responsibility

What I am feeling
about myself.

What I believe I need
for my health
and safety.

What I want
from you.

Then
What you are feeling
about yourself.

What you believe you need
for your health
and wealth of thriving resilience.

What you want
from me
to support your journey.

  1. I embrace curiosity

What I am feeling
about you.

What I believe you need
for your health
and thriving sense of safe resilience.

What I want
for you.

Then
What you are feeling
about me.

What you believe I need
for my health
and safe resilient wealth.

What you want
for me.

  1. We support compassion

What you are now feeling
about us.

What you believe we need
for our here and now health
and co-invested wealth.

What you now want
from and for
us.

Then
What I am now feeling
about MeWe communal Us.

What I now believe we need
for longterm resonant health
and resiliently balanced
mindbodied wealth.

What I now want
from and for
sacred
co-invested
Us

Doing win/win better
than addiction to avoiding
and then angrily drilling
yet another nervous root canal.

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Spirited Therapeutic Systems

It might become too ironically
and iconically embareassing
to admit
I am taking a (s)hit
while exploring
my latest
and perhaps final
nutritional surmise
compressing peak climax
surprise

A well-capitalized
Systematic Theology
of EcoLogical Systems
is not such
an inviting much
of a moving title

Yet herein
we might energetically
not also massively invite “should”
raise up Yang’s enlightening strengths
without also evacuating Yin’s paradoxical
outgoing flow
of nutritional exchange
from what was brown
and healthy egocentric ownership
going down
into integral potential
for ecosystemic stewardship
as dull
as giving a crap
might not resound

Yang
could become LeftHemisphere’s name
too often verbally expressed
overly impressed with ecologically
abstractly decontextualized
secularized lack of curiosity
about patriarchally
well-capitalized
anal Trumpistic retention

AND
Yintegrity’s dipolar co-gravitating
unconditional regard
for self-therapeutic indigenous wisdom
often nonverbally nonviolently felt
too often ecowomanist suppressed
Yang obstructive repressed
economically and politically oppressed
polytheistic sacred sacramental
excremental integrity
of health care giving
wealth share receiving
nutritionally nurturing
fertile regenerative
co-assets.

Yang dominant
conditional curiosity
about what is safe
and also healthy
to cooperatively
and transparently
black
v brown
v suspiciously blond disregard
too often seeks inside enlightenment
from outside above

While Yin’s anally repressed integrity
wants to soil
and soul empower
by releasing egocentric resources from within
not perpetuating anthrosupremacist
agonizing constipation
pushing down against
royal ceramic throne imbalance

In a frightening gut-wrenching worldview
wherein positive does not quite logically
or ecologically
or analogically
or psychologically
or gastro-intestinally
or polyvagally neuro-systemically
equal not negative

Like 1 outgoing nutritional pole
and 0 outflowing nurturing hole
feel like Yang
unconditionally positive regarding
not not paradoxical Yintegral potential
self-health care
reproducing Earth soil’s
repurposing wealth-share potential
nonzero soul.

Yang integrity
hears
and bears down
with deep-seated dualdark brown
systemic enlightenment
biologically whole
holy open for fertile
Yintegrity.

I painfully need now
and want here
to communally co-hear
coherent co-empowerment
through eco-theological
Yang secular bodies don’t stink
where sacred Yintegral minds don’t blink

Against o-empathic
co-invested
co-binary
polypathic
co-passionate
nonviolent co-governing
polycultural fecal communion

Favoring fertile EarthSoul
fulfilling co-gravitating
mindbody happy
healthy
wealthy
doin my daily duty
early morning ablutions

Sacred EarthDay practices
gastro-intestinal
mutually-invested
nurturing nutritional
ego/ecosystemic balance

Co-operative Win/Win
synergetic potential,
my embarrassingly unconditional regard
routine for full iconic
and wholesome ironic
ego-evacuation

Not quite so
Yangishly Trumpian
triumphalistic
narcissistic
anthrosupremacist
LeftHemisphere dominant
Straight White Male privileged
royal ceramic throne traumatic
chronic anal retention

Once finally again last
speaking out of my (gr)ass
about my own stressed-in
long-term stuck stuff
don’t stink
extensive pretension.

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River Voice

Here lies what this aged Indigenous River
thinks s/he needs
and wants, perhaps,
but most emphatically feels,
from us.

We continue to use Her
more like a shameful toilet
than her delivery system
of upstream pure
and nutritious drinking water
would suggest she had coming
from former deep green estuaries

Root flow systems
sacredly emerging functions
from deep EarthMother’s darkest
primal wu-wei
womb,
dipolar co-arising
health is wealth compunctions.

Ancient indigenous wisdom
suggests we would be healthier
if we didn’t on MamaEarth,
from whom we eat and drink,
should we hope to keep hunger
and thirst at bay
with and for future regenerations

Pursuing our healthiest dipolar nature-spirit
co-arising win/win wealth
of ecopolitically enlightened nutrition

And empowering fertile poop repurposing
for cultivating improved soil health trends

Ego- and Eco-systemic
permaculturing design,
planning,
nonviolent implementation priorities
for local community resilience.

 

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Was War Worth It?

Asked an NPR journalist
of U.S. soldiers
damaged in Afghanistan
direct fire
for one hundred everydays,

“Was it worth it?”

“I can’t answer that question.”

She asks more hesitantly again
of another veteran,

“Was it worth it to you?”

A good soldier,
“I can answer that question
only as an individual.
It was what our Nation
asked of us.”

Neither the question,
nor the answer,
starts at the beginning.

What were this Nation’s goals?
What were these objectives worth
to our Nation’s interests?
Did we pay more
or less
than that?

Who would dare answer such questions?

With a Yes, of course
the price was right

With a No, of course
life,
like health,
is fathomlessly priceless
miraculous
exquisite
elegant
sacred.

How was your time in deadly conflict
worthwhile to you?
How was it not worthwhile
to you,
your family and friends,
future generations?

What would you have done instead
if your Nation
had not asked this soldiering on
from you?
This calculated exposure to high stress,
anxiety,
environmental toxins,
destroyed property,
collective terror
fear
anger
loss
wounds
death of friends,
allies
other organic species,
death of people you aimed toward
with lethal accuracy.

Why are we civilians
so quick to celebrate
our soldiers’ shared response
to what our governments ask
of our young adults?

Why is “I can’t answer that”
a sufficient answer
to “Was violence worth the price to you?”

But,
when we consider tragedies (despairing comedies?)
for all EarthTribes
from global climate degeneration,

When will curious journalists ask,
Was our violence against terror
worth our peaceful returns?

When will global soldiers ask
and answer
It was what Earth asked of Me
and asks of We,
planting trees and grasses,
healing rivers
lakes
wetlands
organic topsoil,
protecting parched forests
and thirsty endangered species.

What does Earth ask of us?
What are Her public health care goals?
What are these objectives worth
to our resilient EarthTribe interests?

Are we,
as a species,
and as individuals,
paying too much?
Not enough?
Just right with left
bicameral
bipartisan
even-handed bilateral intelligence
for future EarthTribe
wealth optimizing regenerations?

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ReEducational Curriculum

As if EarthTribe global health
and climate safety
liberally and conservationally
mattered:

Pedagogical Core Needs
Manifest integrity’s neuro-sensory systemic
sacred potential,

In Living Soil Systems
In Healthy Water Networks
In Optimizing Food/Fuel CoOperative Win/Win Global/Local Economies
WithIn Fresh Clean Air/Energy
For Conservational Comfortable BodyMind Shelter
for Surviving
And Safety
for EarthTribe Thriving.

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Resilient Earth Culture

Individual health
hungers for
and
in win/win return
gratefully feeds
polycultural
social wealth.

Note: Variation on a Jeremy Lent theme, p. 365 of The Web of Meaning: “Individual health relies on societal health, which relies in turn on the health of the ecosystem in which it’s embedded.”

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Healing With Ivy

Overly familiar with her defiance
patterns of fetal alcohol confusion,
neuro-systemic habits of resistance,

I, the consummate ecofeminist,
was sure my daughter felt
I was shutting wounded Ivy out
when she wanted me
to enter her toxic on-line
stream of Sponge Bob consciousness

When she came to me,
in self-care mode,
while I was meditating
reading
reflecting
writing
breathing deeply in,
then out

One gasp for hope
at a new pandemic time,
searching for one hour
without unmitigated despair
at this unhealthy contagion time,
one calming day at a time,
one therapeutic glimpse at a week,
one unimaginable month,
one lifetime of a year,

One retiring stage,
one quickly ancient life,
one emerging seamless love
at this time.

In exasperation
with her insistent interruption
in my sacred space,
I exclaimed
“Ivy, I can’t take care of you
if you won’t let me
take care of me!”

To which she replied,
“Can I sit here
quietly
next to you?”

I was skeptical,
cynical about cooperative deep breathing
with screaming screen-time Ivy,
but “You may,
if you can”

And so she did
sit next to me
at the head of my bed
where her paraplegic brother slept
post-seizure,

She leaned her black curled head
against my old white man shoulder
peacefully
breathing side by side

And that is how
we resiliently entered
into this passing
evolving
rising and falling,
erupting and disrupting pandemic
of Earth’s green
and sacred
virally emergent
health care.

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