Subversive Dance

I hope we can help ourselves
and each other
become quieter,
more leisurely,
graceful dancers of sound
voices of color
to see and hear these quieter vibrations
of wildness.

relatively untouched forests of mountains
and oceans,
swamps of wildness
for quiet forms of song and Earth dance.

moving to louder voices of climate pathology
and landscape erosion
decomposition of home and safety,
but also quieter dance
of witness
stalking visual prey
we would not violate with unwanted harming touch,
turning and swirling whorls of joy
yet also loud tornadoes
tsunamis whirling wildly loud.

Loud dance thrashing
climates of disarray
for smaller subclimates within
remaining wildness of species memory.

Memory of meadow walks
and naked tree climbing
swinging dances with polyphonic gendered nature
nurturing quieter wilderness
teaching slowing leisurely dance
through each day
returning to healthy full moon wealth
of wildness,
ecodancing movement to sound
and pause for silent graced lines
of sight.

Sights of quieter fragrance
and pungent distant fear
remembering mountain
water and air
fire and Earth’s Wildness
dancing loud pathologies
of Her majesty and awful wonder
reminding me and us
to respect our wise gratitude
for quieter voices and movements of nature
teaching grace as gratitude
for wilderness within
as wisely without you and I.

I hope I can help
grow quieter listeners
of wildness songs sung together
with dancing graceful pause,
wish for wilderness witnessing partners,
mutually stalking copresence
within Earth’s cooperative quiet majesty,
ecodancing drums
too anthro-discentering loud,
yet sometimes refreshingly polypathic quieter journeys
dancing softly hummed,
paused within echoing forests
of bounding binding wonder.


Inside Outdoor Voices

Just as honesty plants seeds of integrity
so too
vulnerability plants seeds of honesty.

My primary vocation
in this my gay grandfatherly retiring age
is to parent mindbody challenged adolescents
of diverse colors
as ecotherapeutically as possible
to optimize their and our wealth
of health,
growing nutritional elements and moments
into humanely co-operative organisms
with good days
more than bad.

More or less like watering the flowers
and ignoring the weeds,
or, better yet,
repurposing the weeds,
redirecting their potential energy
in a more nutritiously nurturing way.

My kids not only are vulnerable,
they know they are vulnerable,
and this tends to make them exceedingly honest
with themselves
with me
with each other
about what is funny and what is tragedy.

They are easy to parent
in this way.
Yet this same vulnerability
is their greatest risk
in a too often competitive,
and mindless of other’s special needs,

We communicate connected to the feeling level,
even while learning the ABCs,
the 1 through 100 percents of good and bad numbers
and proportions and balance and symmetry,
the drawing of self-portraits,
Earth and Her Sun.

Often these inside feeling voices
do not feel well enough to care about the ABC’s,
or even the needs of those we need to love
and to love us,
to be as lovely with as possible.
Inside feeling voices
become loud and angry and hurt outside voices.

I noticed this the other day
when old family friends dropped by.
Not quite as old as I
and therefore much less retired
from life’s exterior competitions.

When we had time to visit several times per week,
we often began together
checking in about how our inside voices were feeling today,
happy or sad,
depressed or triumphant,
and usually some more richly nuanced place between.

Then we would turn to our big outdoor voices.
What we were working and playing on and with
in our back and front and side-yards,
the gardens and woodlands of our productive nutritional lives,
how the pets and pests
and domestic egg-layers were feeling,
and why
and why not.

These two voices generally resonated with each other.
What we were working on with Outdoor Voices
said something about nutrition and health we were working on
as individuals
as a family
with our Inside Voices,
and vice versa.

Only then,
if there was nothing else to do,
no further outdoor recreations
and discernment projects,
would we return to more
yet less intimate and vulnerable
Indoor Voices.
Work and play projects in perpetual interior process.
The noticing of more ornamental acquisitions
like ceiling and wall and floor coverings,
safer boundaries
about what we could see together
through all those more interior feelings
and thoughts about relationships,
past and future and present interactions,
transactions of value and disvalue,
warmth and cooler apathy.

I remembered this yesterday
when old friends,
no longer neighbors, revisited
and we began with new floor and ceiling coverings
and ended with farewell.
They arrive so late
it is already past time to be back home
to get ready for another Indoor Voices
monoculturing day.

Which, this morning,
results in feeling blessed
to be here in this time and place
to listen and speak at our leisure
with my vulnerable no-boundary kids,
outrageously honest about their nutritional needs
and wants,
speaking with full volume integrity
in both Inside Outdoor Voices,
meets and greets and eventually defeats
through honest integrity
of repurposing redirection,
feeding the flowers
and noticing how funny the weedy Outdoor Voices
sound indoors
feeling our way through the ABCs
and the 1 through 100% flowering days
and mean weedy nights.

I’m surprised and disappointed
my former neighbors didn’t notice all the new fruit trees
and berry bushes
poppies and lilies
strawberries and tomatoes
onions and garlic
asparagus and rhubarb,
and 17 new solar panels on the roof!

My kids could care less
and probably never more
what our old friends did
and did not
other than their own Voices
vulnerably maturing into integrity,
I hope.

I’m glad they noticed,
because the liked,
the new floor and ceiling covers.


Gift Horses

If we want to improve our shared climates,
and our interior, more guardedly intimate and vulnerable,
then we best cooperatively manage our nutritional/toxic landscapes.

Annual planning by individuals and families
seldom hopes to regenerate ecosystemic climate health,
but can realistically engage in discernment of healthy landscapes,
interior and exterior.

Combined and shared within a healthy democratic culture,
our cumulative ego/ecotherapeutic intent,
are our best cycle of hope and positive multiculturing faith
toward global climate health,
and not so much internal/external pathology.

To fully embrace a gift,
especially those inherited from our Elders
and perhaps still accessible for our children
and their children,
is to invite our climates and landscapes as sacred ecological grace
and also to accept responsibility
for gifts uses,
maintenance and repair,
eventual repurpose,
recycling any degenerative waste produced
as a questionable gift
for Earth’s next generation of interdependent species,
and the next…
for how many generations?

Gifts, like sacraments, bring gratitude
for changing new authorities over resources,
nutritional flow of opportunities
but with a potential risk of responsibility
for contributing to our children’s toxic waste stream.

A principle of Permaculture Design
endorses planning from broader spacetime pattern
of spring through winter climates
and back to spring again patterns first,
then look more closely
deeply in to more specific landscape networking details
of regenerative authorities
inherited from Elders
and degenerative responsibilities,
healthy production flows
and unhealthy waste streams
left to and for fragile future new-growth regenerators
and vulnerable degenerators.

Which is why,
contrary to what my grandfather advised,
I am learning to look even gifted horses
in their mouths
to count the landscape costs
and to appreciate climate details
of healthy horsepowered teeth,
devouring and recreating sacred ecosystems,
regenerative and decomposing change.


Energy’s Dying Wish

So, if I understand correctly,
you want to respond to inevitable energy descent
by upgrading incentives for cooperative communication,
positive information expansion,
research and regenerative design,
and ecopolitical evaluation strategies?

because we achieved current WinWin cooperative communication
and organic networking capacities
by virtue of investment advances
through recent past patriarchal dominant cultures
drawing down slow-grown renewable sources of energy,
especially oil and gas
coal and trees,
these having emerged over multiple millennial investments
of time,
stories told in ergodic rhythm languages
of Earth,
and yang-climate atmospheres
creating lungs for co-respiring systems
and bicameral hearts
for communicating nutritional feedback systems,
and stomachs for competitive and cooperative digestive exchange systems,
and capital-investing minds
for creating cooperative political empowering tools
and languages
and ecosystems.

Wow, that covered a lot of polyculturing outcomes!
Now, if we could come back down to Mother Earth,
and not quite so deeply lost within your nutritional ecology,
for our conversation today.
Could you say more about what you mean by cooperative v competitive invested communication,
are regenerative research design strategies
your suggested ecopolitical application
for more positive communication?

We have developed diverse frames for dipolar cooperative outcome farming
among more competitively complex survival relationships.

Systems theory speaks of whole interdependent co-arising networks
(and thereby also dualdark co-gravitating)
of mutual subsidiary alliance,
within a concave matriarchal,
lattice network architecture
co-empowering networks of cooperative communication.

Then, too,
we have Closed System patriarchal Business As Capitalism Usual.

We also see these dipolar contrasts across a co-arising spectrum
in Process Theology
and Game Theory,
where WinWin continues regenerative play
across relational transactions,
while WinLose competitions
of self more and others less
are rooted more in patriarchal capitalism’s
misunderstandings of Earth’s most regenerate revolutions
rooted in Mother Earth’s nutritionally nurtured
Golden Rule.

I’m not sure that responded to my question
about cooperative v competitive communication,
especially in this context of self-perpetuating research design.

Well then,
I’m not cooperating very well
am I?
Let’s see,
maybe an example.

Let’s imagine
you are the original creator of language.
Your job
is to research the function of things,
and the energy flow of relationships,
to invent, as inclusively as possible,
some sounds and actions
that become nouns and verbs
and prepositions
and then, too, some adjectives and nuancing adverbs,
and especially some exclamations
to communicate cooperatively
about when shit happens,
as it will,
but also when grace happens,
as Earth unfolds spacetime
in four equivalent dimensions,
an thereby must enfold concave
dualdark (0)-sum ergodic patterns
of co-intelligent balance.

So, my vocation
is not just to unilaterally invent polynomial labels
but also to find out what my family and friends
could effectively reiterate
as mutually nutritional information?

verbal sounds and nonverbal actions
for equivalent health v pathology meanings
between extended families of multiculturing species,
thereby growing positive exegetical communication,
and not just adding further eisegetical Towers of Babel
multicultural communication and concomitant economic
and political empowerment/disempowerment problems,
more than polypathically regenerative co-empowerment.

So we look and listen together
for cooperative resolutions
already in use,
and we notice historical relationships
between siblings first,
then between generations of siblings next,
on out to include all animated objects,
in process of becoming history’s polynomial network
of subjects.

Time unfolds bilaterally
and binomially
and multi-generationally,
where new-yin grows old-yang grows new-yin.
Every polynomial generation
seems to have not just our spoken nomial deductive label,
but also a setting apart from it’s organic hypostatic understory.
Every polynomial
includes an implied binomially interdependent cognitive relationship
with Earth’s other causes
and Earth’s oncoming multiculturing
nutritionally cooperative
and toxically competing effects.

Am I cooperatively communicating
this regeneratively co-designing
WinWin cooperative ecopolitical game yet?

I’m not sure your example helped your cooperative intent.
But, we are nearly out of time…

No, that can’t be.
Perhaps we’re merely running out of mutual highest priority time
for co-investment in this particular direction,
for now.

I stand corrected.

No need to stand.
Keep spiraling around our subject
in your reiterative
back to (0)-sum zoning in way,
helping us stay on our cooperative target.

perhaps you could give an example
of how we might upgrade incentives
for cooperative communication,
both verbal and nonverbal.

You’re asking about Golden Rule applications,
cooperating mythos with LeftBrain dominant logos.
To incentivize YinRight matriarchal equivalence,
give prejudicial weight to WinWin
as our default cooperative strategy
for research and policy development
and framing ancient WinLose polarized issues
between yang secular deductivity
and yin sacred inductivity,
because regenerative is to degenerative
as animating dipolar co-arisings
are to static polarizing competing extremities
not at all polynomial,
remaining dissonantly adrift
as notnot polynomial variations
for I Am
without yet echoing
Therefore We Are.

We are…

Cooperatively regenerate communicators
more than competitively WinLose degenerators.

That was an example,
or a principle?

An example
could be cash
for actively participating in cooperatively owned
and self-governed regenerative communication,
for WinWin choice-making valued higher than
WinLose overpowering,
for deep ecological economic education,
for democratic bicameral implementation
and whole Earth ecosystemic co-evaluation processes,
in which coal and oil and gas fields
are becoming increasingly disinvested,
while trees building Earth’s climates
and fire and water decomposing landscapes
each cast their Golden Rule.

Pay more for cooperative investment,
and charge less interest for co-investment.

Charge higher interest
and autonomous user fees for persons,
including corporations
who would continue competitively disinvesting
away from climate and landscape ecotherapies.

it feels to me like we have communicated
for future positive relationships
for us.
How about you?
Where would you place this interview
on your energy-giving v energy-receiving scale?
Where WinWin is (0)-sum balanced,
giving at least as good as Golden Rule receiving.


Earth’s Eulogy

Mothers have come
from throughout Earth
to bury our post-Trumpian dead.
Bringing both gifts and lamentations
as each finds appropriate
for healing
what cannot be stanched
and scabbed.

As gathering
we choose who will speak among us,
for this Earth eulogy.

At last our voices conjoin as bilateral one,
speaking back through history
and forth toward fading lack of future.

We have come from left to right,
north and south,
west through east,
patriarchal states
and matriarchal families
to bury our dead children
sacrificed for bipolarizing divisions
unwilling to wait
for this our dipolar co-arising
of healing cooperative polities
bilaterally harmonic co-investments
in Earth’s Original CoIntelligence.

We have come to bury and burn depleting polarities
but also to praise cooperative dipolarities
transforming this global revolution
away from climates of pathology,
here buried
burning climates of health regenerativity
here praised,
celebrating conflagration,
honored with both sacred and secular blood
of Earth-natured dispiriting loss.

We bury patriarchal losses to envy
and nationalism’s violent criminalizing greed
for lethal commodities,
once our productive sons and daughters
born through matriarchal love reborn.

We burn
in celebrated loss,
cut off from our resonant futures
through this inferno stink
of human flesh in cedar casket trees
no longer standing solidarity
of embryonic birth.

Our wombs like seeds
extend back
toward Earth’s first emerging dawn
now expiring
in this last flame of funereal dusk.

We disperse with silence
into this night,
each alone together
celebrating future songs
of praise for incentivizing peace
ever more resonantly co-resolving,
redeeming cooperative economies
of life for living love
not death for dissonant despair.

We witness this long new moon night
and following dawn
breaks to summarizing bottom-line headlines
for Mother Earth evolving stories,
turning creolization right side up
with multicultural agreements,
ecopolitical consensus.

No more
begin with war
to then follow by dividing up
the Father’s devolving spoils
for future competitions
in aggressive capital

For ever more
default with WinWin peaceful resolutions
following resonant reweaving
of matriarchal regenerational co-investment,
multiplying healthy nutritional wealth,
polypathic dipolar,
co-arising polyphonic bounty
back to time’s embryo,
this dynamic universe’s original
enculturing intent.


Careful Revolutions

I believe great political
and psychological
and spiritual
and natural transitions
are places of great deep learning
with concomitant risk;
responsible for opportunities
with authority for absorbing requisite
and repulsing unnecessary degenerative risks.

These great transitions,
like weddings
and births
and deaths
and elections
and changes from winter toward summer
are yin-death of one thing
into yang-birth of another,
a commencement into regenerate opportunity,
decomposing multilateral historical risks.

This great transitioning political season wheel
turns through psychological reasons,
trusts and distrusts,
circling revolutionary around
creolic nature-spirit stories
of creation
with concomitant decomposition,
Yang opportunity
with multilateral Yin risks of devolution

Within this Tao wheel of regenerativity
are great transitioning edges,
where evolutionary change
emerges more revolutionary noticed.

Great transitional edges
are landscapes
wherein climate double-boundaries
between death
and embryonic birth
grow transparently thin
and bilaterally spacetime translucent.


Contagious Gratitudes

sometimes I feel my grateful care-giving
for our mutual care-receiving
grows increasingly under-valued by you
and so,
perhaps for that reason,
also under-valued by me.

Are you suggesting,
my generous lover,
that positive gratitude,
like negative attitude,
is contagious?

Yes, that.
But also I worry
you believe your ultimate gratitude
for my generosity
is to apathetically receive ever more of my care,
rather than to repay in-kind
over our relational time together.

Does expressing my gratitude
with civil please and thank yous
and you are greatly welcome
and with I owe you
some good care-receiving in return
count as at least partial care-giving repayment?

and so would taking out the recycling basket
when you fill it,
rather than just leaving it over-flowing
with your Earth-resident care-giving
for me to take out
for us,
as if I were your care-giving robot
nutritionally-compensated for a robust future
by your mere past care-receiving
patriarchal presence
within us.

Are you suggesting
the absence of my care-giving actions
speaks louder
than the presence of my care-giving words?

Something like that, yes.

Well, thanks for that future care-optimizing feedback.

You are quite welcome
to act with care
even before you speak of our mutual care.

Is the recycle basket overflowing
with my care-giving again?

I thought you might have noticed
when your glass bottles
fell to the floor.

I thought that was just matriarchal Earth’s gravity
saying ThankYou.

that’s Her way of saying
it’s past time to clean up your care-giving act.