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Consuming Compassion

Natural compassion,
like unnatural hate,
is left hemisphere teachable
and right hemisphere contagious.

Perhaps also like hate
(fortunately I know less about this
journey in misfortune)
compassion cannot mature
through merely didactic reasoning,
words,
thoughts
devoid of healthy
safe feelings

Positive communication experience
commitment
integrity

Nurturing
and nutritional support

Nature’s cooperative respite
into nondualistic peace,
resonantly non-anxious safety

A lifetime environmental healthy
guarantee
that I will notice,
respect,
attend to,
anticipate moments when alone
to fill with imaged complex solidarity
rather than emptying
into dark silent apartheid,
despairing manic loneliness,
uncomfortable forced separation,
segregation,
severance.

Compassion
grows from infant attachment
into childhood appreciation,
puberty’s struggling acceptance
flaring into peaks of passion,
adolescent sympathy
for EarthTribes left behind
and out
and under
and away
and fractured by neglect

Of history,
culture,
religion
healthy and impassioned sexuality

Marginalizing into unstable labels
of Either Us Or Them
eco-political competitions,
divisions,
polarizations
of what MotherEarth
wove
wombed
birthed together

For mature
adult
healthy and safe
EarthTribal empathy

Which,
when felt and known,
seen and heard,
touched and smelled
as uniting co-empathy,
we deeply feel
and wide-culturally speak
of integrity’s mystery

Sacred,
wondrously overwhelming,
awesomely unspoken underwhelming
steadfastly anticipating
timelessly stable
strong yet flowing
co-passionate communion.

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness,
like trust
and repentance
and the salvation of heroes
slowly getting back up,

Forgiveness,
of Other
and others
and self,

Forgiving
is not instant,
like a package of oatmeal
or grits,
because growing
and regrowing trust
is a process,
like growing flowers,
blossoming in their
and our own
best time for resilience,
regeneration,
restoring beauty
and peace

Forgiveness,
like repentance
and the win/win salvation of souls,
isn’t all or nothing,
except in those climatic moments
of anger,
when it is nothing,
and except in those climatic moments
of joy,
when it is all

When we are fully engaged
in trusting this place
investing this time
within win/win EarthTribe
mundane sacramental life

Just right
for getting back up

What’s left
for giving Other
yet another chance
to not screw us up.

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EarthTribe’s Adventure

War is not my wintry answer
when summer’s serene peace
remains a cherished question.

Late autumn’s year end Advent
sadly a anticipates late winter’s
grey unrelenting Lent

As Christmas traumatically
commercially prophesies
black Friday
before Easter mortality

Painful future passion story losses,
hopefully temporary,
yet now recently felt
with post-bimillennial stressors.

A global sensory climate of anxiety
and not anticipation,
of unease
and not health

Of crumbling democratic energy
fading public sensing health
and bumbling good governance wealth,

Lost in dogmatic
even fascist partisanship,
abandonment of healthy democracy
bicameral bipartisanship

Sacred Left
and secular BusinessAsUsual Right
religiously held monocultuiring privileges
overwhelming divinely humane
co-passionate polycultural serenity,

Unitarian integrity
of universal NewYear EarthTribe health
wealth resonant resilience.

How will this EarthTribe sacred solstice
harmonically resound
healthy democratic energy?

Spaciously serene peace
for wealthy therapeutic Earth
justice.

Consumer wars
are not my LeftBrain answer
when RightBrain healthy peace
remains my economically enlightened
and politically empowered
sacred
trusted
integrity-potentiated
question.

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Complicated Relationships

In complicated relationships,
and complex story telling
with regeneratively developing
and degeneratively undeveloping characters,

Personalities with powers to inflict harmful
punishment,
and healing
forgiveness,

Shunning
and harassment
or compassion,

Neglect
and abuse
or solidarity,

Who switches from and
to positive
to negative,
and back again
first
and last

Depends on where and when we choose to begin
our journey down selective memory’s avenue
of speaking and reacting
and not listening and responding,

But this primary choice
of Alpha and Omega point
is further influenced
by what we choose to notice
and assume is perceivable,
malleable,
alive

And what we fail to remember
to reconnect
to return again
to restore
to omit
to set aside
to assume

Among all our political and economic
civil and uncivil history of individual relationships
and family systems
and community networks
and EarthTribe polycultural species
come and gone before
on Earth’s round revolving stages
of unfolding
unraveling

And refolding
reforming
redeeming
rewinding
regenerating
restoring historic healthy relationships.

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InterFaith Green Communions

A multi-religious mediator’s mission
might include supporting InterFaith Green Communion

And might organize community-based
EmPowerment and Enlightenment Missions
to cooperatively organize
polyculturally resonant
Voices

To enact and advocate,
to gospel sing and liturgically dance
to empower Eastern metaphysical contextualists
and enlighten Western physical embodied sexualists,
to left brain say
and right brain gracefully do

More resilient ecological
co-relationally mediated
cooperative win/win
Choices

To always appreciatively use
and support,
to invite our best and healthiest
nonviolent theological/ecological reflective
mind/embodied narratives
experiential stories
existential restorative
healing Voices

Best sung,
strongest danced in partnerships
and teams
supporting public folk-harmonic resonance
polyculturally harvested and designed
to restore green EarthPeace healthy justice

In spontaneously invoked
through well-planned
cooperative interfaith events
experiencing co-mentorship communions,
remembering how theology feels
becoming Earth’s greatest invasive Species

Forgetting to mediate
win/win optimal golden health rule thrival,
social wealth
of green cooperative
new deal vibe resilient survival

Multiculturally effusive
co-empathic working play intention

To rise each day
renewed
reconnecting
re-ligioning

A multi-religious mediator’s mission
to include
supporting InterFaith
CoOperative
New/Old Deal
Healthy Democratic
Always give first priority
to passions
bicamerally win/win expressed
when actively hoping
for self empowerment
and Other best sufficient
sacred co-operative light

Of ReCreative ReStorying Energy
CoPassionately Interdependent
Health/Wealth Faith
in Green/Blue
Nature/Poor-In-AnthroPrivileged-Spirit
Ego/EcoSystemic

Same old song
with all new co-mediating contextual
bilateral
bicameral
binomial
bisensory-neurological
TranSubstantiating
Creolizing Win/Win
Integrity of Potential Left/Right
Power/Light
InterFaith Liturgical Dance
and Gospel Choir Communions
for extracting invasive species

Adding more power and light
for and from
indigenous trans-generational wisdom.

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Mercy’s UnBlind Justice

I suspect mercy may be more resiliently empowering
for optimizing multicultural health
as compared to uniform law
and ordered, cookie-cutter, justice
unresponsive to ubiquitous mitigating circumstances
of unique spaces
and relentlessly changing times.

Mercy recognizes society’s environmental
historical contributions to loss,
to absence of equitable justice
more aware of each individual perpetrator’s responsibility
to society
to family,
to local community

Society’s justice,
without nurturing
restorative mercy,
speaks decontextualized
un-nuanced authority of capital-measured economic systems
including reasonable and fair expectations
of retributive law,
imprisoning neglect
and sometimes violently punishing order.

I wonder if both justice and mercy
improve therapeutic co-arising potency
restoring merciful justice
AND
revising metaphysically just
equitable
reuniting mercy,
co-redemptively resolving
what Earth has positively conjoined
in thoughtful truth
and felt beauty

Breathing,
re-animating,
enspiriting
inspiring nature’s in and out climates
of seasonal development,
undevelopment,
redevelopment,
anti-development,
pro-development,
fractal phases of leftbrain space
mercifully greeting,
halfway meeting,
bilateral rightbrain TaoTime

With merciful multicultural anticipation,
so less competitive room
for monoculturing white justice anxiety.

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To Gladly Walk

If I could walk gladly
and talk not sadly
across this Earth
around our home,
our shared place
of sacred journeyed birth
and emergent democratic space,
I would.

Yet, not only could we walk
and talk
in Earth’s dispassioned way,

Not only would you
and should we all–
but we do
already

This pilgrimage of growing attachment,
then adolescent competitions,
then co-acclimating
more mature
wiser self-interested consciousness
back through ancient cooperative journeys
into Earth’s divine root systems
redefining multiculturally healthy communion

Where life networks prepare for final death
No more or less
than daily deaths to egotistic stuckness,

In illusions of human privileged apartheid
prepares us for Earth’s further financial freeing
from right now responsibility,
loss of moral authority,
political fleeing
journey away from our global sacred space
integrity
in energy
through liturgy
for revolutionary complex spirals
of and for
Earth’s most healing SafeHome interests

Humane, yet also divine, ecosystemic unveiling
within just-in-Time
redevelopment of cooperative communication

For walking gladly
and sadly not win/win
madly listening
not not badly hustling
just-right resonantly rustling

Through deep autumnal leave
and wrestling wide spring tides
and all Earth’s awesome wonders
in-between Summer’s passionately respirating heat
and Winter’s synergetic deepest freeze.

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The Rabbi’s Awesome Mother

She associated awe with unvoiced age.

Her son often enthused
about awesome tech-paced change,
empowering opportunity,
but, for her,
youth is an age for voicing wonder
as elders remember awesome quiet connection
back with memoried Time.

She found elder awe memories,
structures,
originating imprints,
in trees from humble
yet awesome nuts and seeds,
formed back in timeless forests

Where nutritional root systems
meet yang-strong trunks,
boldly growing toward sunlight,
flirting quietly with moonlight’s fertility
starring light shining our way
from how many awesome staring years ago?

Now enlightening her empowered wonder
about this sensory sexiness
of trunks on root systems
so old she can’t quite recall

How could time carve hoary beds
with rivers of resilient water
flowing down Time’s journey
from wondrously young
toward awesome complex landscapes
of connection
re-connection
volition
revolution
solution
resolution
passion
co-passionate secular communication,
sacred communion.

Maybe if she goes on wondrous line
and writes about these awesome Times
they will become both more musically beautiful
and reconstructed true,

More passionately ageing together
with respect for Earth’s revolving
gorgeous flowing wisdom
and joy for multi-sectored
strong true handsome.

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Songs for Reparation

When I was a male child
I prayed to an eternally mute dualdark goddess,
Gaia was our name
for each Other’s
secular
sane
sacred
sacraments to share passion.

And so I heard bird songs
praising each day’s anticipated Gaian glory,
everybody playing cooperatively nice,
or at least role playing
something less than bipartisan uncivil shame
and blame war,
laborious and hate-filled work.

When I was a child
hearing
and sometimes speaking
birdsong,
I listened for companionship.

As an adolescent,
I heard more like marketing
win/lose sensory messages
praising past
and pleading for more future
climaxes of sensory overload,
peak experiences,
zero-zone pleasures
I Am Thou
I Am That You Are

Identity Here is also individuating Now
in this singing space
bilaterally in-between wave-linear unfolding Time
in Light’s full-polyphonic resilience,
a perpetual mind-rechanging recharging communion
worthy of Earth’s praising bird song.

As a younger adult
I hear birdsongs less,
but when I do hear doves
and pigeons, they sound less of praise,
more of mourning and cooing concern,
worried about the silent witness of pelicans
and herons
listening for climates of despair degenerating
outside voices
and inside absence
of praise-worthy birdsong,
traditionally safe
and yet free-flight loving.

WiseElder bird songs
praise Earth
and Dawn
and Evening feeding supper
and then a light cool breeze summer nest
with win/win dreams
of future birds
singing with our great grandchildren
praise for such generous grace
of loving ancestors working
and playing
and role-playing Goddess Gaia voices,
Queen of CoOperative BirdSong Compassion
and win/lose courageous caution,
curious companionship,
sensory climax historic spots
and raw climate dogmatic plots
to ancient mythic creative-tensioned tales,

Voting no on democratic health
uncomfortably silent witness
by birdsong lover’s healthy vast majority
stretching to include future birds
singing resiliently
cooperatively-owned self-governance
of rhythmic structures
in praise of Earth communing communication,

Songs dawning yin toward yanglight
and sunsets more peacefully yin
harmonizing yang’s completion,
rightbrain with left,
east nondualistic philosophy of life
with west either/or reductive thinking might
about those damned silly sparrows
and pooping sea gulls
and Canadian geese
nesting near your Paradise summer beach.

I think and feel it’s best
to hear birdsong with renewed infant ears,
An invitation to each day’s new sacramental liturgy
to sing back gospel birdsongs of creation
stories felt in patterns
of sensory flow
coloring in multiculturing voices
of outside re-associating choices

Reparations for adult inhumane neglect
to listen for EarthMother’s sweet spot
invitations to feel deeply
to hear natural
refining spiritual outdoor/inside Voices
choosing win/win reparations
for past win/lose short-term
unecological
anti-theological
anti-EarthMother ecofeminist enculturation
anti-mind/heart compassionate polypaths
finally re-appreciating under-valued birdsongs

Celebrating polynomially positive zerozone identities
listening to birdsong equanimity
with polypathic not-not One yangyin fractal sum
structures for well-sung misty myths
from ego/eco-logosed love
of birdsong greeting light,
and co-relational healthy DNA wealth
of time in
and above this EarthMother
sacred singing and signing space.

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What I Owe

What I owe
my kids
their trees
myself
and you,

A more cooperative way to learn
and live
and earn,

An embrace of diversity,
not an attack of I-win/U-lose perversity,

Awareness of strength through vulnerability
to become appreciated for our transparent integrity,
out strengths, of course, but also weaknesses,
teachers recognized for healing fractures
in history’s more benign synchronicity.

What I owe myself
and you
and future regenerations,

Mindful we are the Paradise
of our nature/spirit Elder’s aspirations,

Conscious of fulfillment
in nutritional-vocational prophecy
and not just toxic extractive profligacy,

Understanding compassion
has two faces,
matriarchal ecofeminist within
patriarchal healthy-wealth equity without,
engaged in interdependent becoming
organic story-tellers
and synergetic music singers
and integral movement dancers
in-between sacred native Promise
and future creolizing Wisdom
generations of past through future
re-generators.

This is my work
in our pandemic climate time,
the work of this non-polarizing privileged life
longing for more universally therapeutic
multicultural
compassion,
Climate healing,
inside iconic
ironic
ionic co-acclimating communal outside
integrity.

I owe myself
relearning natural/spiritual nondualistic listening
spoken of by 4D spacetime
revolving
spiraling WiseElders.

We owe each other
polyphonic relationship
long cooperatively held
and co-managed
with all eco-dancing
healthy wealth of creation,
for re-creation.

I owe our children
turning from the story
of left-
and western-hemispheric domination,
climatic destruction,
patriarchal white straight-male supremacist illness,
to return to our new left/right
West/East EarthTribe emancipation story
rooted in 2020 bicameral cooperative re-vision
re-volutionary health/wealth.

Conscious co-creation
of win/win humanity
and eco-sacred ways of sanity,
of loving
and living
and dying,
being and becoming,
birthing and rebirthing,
developing and redeveloping
secular ideas and multiculturally sacred feelings,
integral compassions,
cooperative research vocations
of constant healing change

Recognizing
with humility,
What I owe you
our kids
myself
is that same cooperative economic
and empowering passion
our WiseElders
hoped for restoring justice
and global peace
They secularly and sacredly
naturally and spiritually,
cognitively and emotively
ego-healing and eco-therapeutically
owed you
our kids
and my own male white yang-privileged LeftWing
and unprivileged-yin victim of RightWing homophobia
self

Changing our bilaterally balancing Story
as transparently
and vulnerably
as left brawn with right brain
possible.

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