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Distinctive Differences

What difference can you feel,
if any,
between confrontation
and engagement?

Between nonviolent communication
and WinnerTakeAll debate,
or wrestling,
for that win/lose matted matter?

InBetween cooperative compassion,
dissociative persuasion,
competitive dispassion?

Between LoseLose despair,
win/lose anxiety,
win/win anticipation?

InBetween Mono-
Bi-
Poly-Cultural
world views?

Between liberation
and conservation?

Between dialectical discernment dialogue
and oppositional competitive privileged position?

InBetween invoking cooperative compassion therapy
and provoking traumatic face-saving oppression?

Between taking a deep listening solidarity stand
and giving your autonomous position statement?

About differences you may feel,
between divisive confrontation
and inclusive engagement.

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