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Sins of Our Fathers

In hindsight
I suspect my dad silently hoped,
secretly conceived,
vicariously needed his dream
I would become a multi-talented musician.

He said, No.
behind my mother’s gentle apron
strings of soft-voiced disappointment,
but also hidden within unspoken fear
of Catholic influence
when I was invited to join
The Vienna Boy’s Choir.

I was too young.
I would be missed–the farm was an absorbing enterprise.
I wasn’t ready.
They weren’t ready, yet,
to let go.

But, then offers of guitar
and piano
and trombone lessons,
and choir
and worship music leader
soon followed,
as if from straight white watered
washed
and lied patriots
blessed by prize-giving patriarchs
who listened barely long enough
to hear I was marketably good
as an entertainer,
a professional,
not just another deep soul singer
or deeply soiled male dancer.

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Holiday Happiness Quest

Happiness comes in diverse packages,
high to low,
outside to inside,
light to dark.

From global premium Health
through local everyday
resiliently benign
steady-state Communion,
down toward sado-masochistic fake over/under-powering happiness
nihilistically ecstatic
denialistically empathic
dualistically manic
fundamentally terrorizing missions of anti-cultural delight in hate
zealous and haughty DarkGlee
violently fighting for self-righteous scrooge supremacy
because,
after all,
what else would omnipotent god’s gift
to this bought and sold benighted Earth do
in the face of such glamorously stupid
heart two sizes too large to tolerate toxic co-dependency?

Self-righteous DarkGlee
refueled by punishing yin’s communal integrity
for presuming to wear democratic empowering pants
in this violently sectarian
elitist inhumane family
ruling supremely over all other EarthTribes
and Earth
Her blighted birthing
benighted virginal Self.

In response to universal healthy happiness needs,
Peace emerges dark listening winter solstice born
to unite everyday peace
feeling and thinking
co-arising longing for hope-therapeutic actions
nutritional gift rooted
in interdependent
co-empathic
co-messianic
planetary identity.

Humane eco-divining everyday beings
becoming Earth’s HappinessTribe
by growing cooperatively therapeutic
healthy universal yang needs
co-gravitating unitarian integral yin-flow feelings,

Thoughts Adventuring empathic listening
silently hopeful
diurnal winter through summer happy co-investments
in and of and for cooperative climate gifts.

No unhappy commercial receipts required
for unfortunate non-communal returns.

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ReLearning Justice

Restoring justice to active global peace
invites far more than redistributing toxic injustice,
punishments for dividing cultures of health
from democratic societies for commodified wealth.

Restoring justice
brings mutual WinWin peace
as communal cooperativity
replaces commercial competitions
for fertile deep learning powers
of communal just us.

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