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It’s Hard to be Green

It’s hard to be Green
in a Red v Blue drama scene

Hard to be heard
and seen
when the Blues
say the Reds
are too mean
and the Reds
find the Blues
too liberally obscene

It’s hard to be Green
when political business
is about capital investment debate
and not how to ecosystemically abate
the invasion of our hate
amid failure of our late
climatic Anthropocene.

It’s hard to be Green
and seen
in a Red v Blue debate
about sharing our ballistic toys
with other militarized girls and boys
who believe we are safer to be mean
than to plant a spring garden
of polyculturally healthy cuisine.

It’s hard to be cooperatively Green
in a Win or Lose
Red or Blues debate
about who is most worthy
to trust
not to covertly lust
for powers bending the minds
and chilling the hearts
and killing the home
of our late Great Transitioning
unearthly mean
formerly Green
Anthropocene.

It’s hard to grow Green
humbly in-between
clearly,
dogmatically,
emphatically,
apartisan unseen.

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GreenHealth Heroes

All organic parties
committed to EarthTribe
as My HomeTeam
could become EarthPatriots
experiencing every day is EarthDay;
which, of course
we are revolving through
together,
more resiliently
than ecopolitically polarizing
AnthroSupremacist Apartheid.

Speaking from our felt-within
multipartisan democratic
cooperative co-governing experience
in life’s healthier
and safer feeling
thinking
green outdoor communication classrooms

For parents
domestic partners
clergy
healthy resilient cooperatively-owned corporations,
elected leaders of those greening corporations
and NonOthering ecopolitical green parties,
green civil, and not so burning-red uncivil, servants
empowering public health and safety GreenTeams
composed of community
liberalove-resonance/conserving green resilience
bipartisan STEAM healthy-policy co-mediators,
multiculturally co-invested healthcare facilitators

Of
and for
within as without
GreenTeam cooperative dialogue
not defensively reacting
to greedy public
and private capital supporters
of divisive
corrosive
cynical
win/lose zero-sum militaristic
fear-mongering debate

Overriding shared
EarthTribe health
and safety agreements
on green restorative
compassionate co-invested values

For engaging in life-long
deep win/win compassionate,
co-empathic listening
as non-violently as a MotherTree,
and green sacred learning
liberally enlightened love of Left
conserving empowered co-invested Right

In this Great About Face
Turquoise Transitional
Anthropocene
CoMessianic Sacred Rapture,
at least for Holy EcoSpirited
WholeSystemic
Nature/Spirit
Indigenously Wise
NonApartisan Bodhisattvas

Retelling green Creation Stories
of bipartisan positive
bicameral dialogue,
discernment,
actively curious
and nonjudging discussions

To increase multiculturally engaging understanding,
acceptance,
appreciation,
co-empathic economic-ecological win/win
regenerative compassion

For EarthTribe cooperative listening,
steeped in deep experiential roots
of mutual EarthMother sacred trust

Emerging from polycultural GreenSolidarity
relationships grown with enlightened ecofeminist tools

For exploring cooperative ownership
and GreenEarth cooperative management
ecohealth is ego-wealth stewardship

Health and Safety empowerment projects
for local
through global
GreenEarth Tribe.

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Democratic Compassion

I believe,
rooted in limited personal experience
of unconditional love,
the purpose of democratic governance
is NOT FREEDOM of individual persons
segregated communities,
self-isolating economic states,
severed biosystemic regions,
patriotic partisan nation-states,
isolated continents.

I believe
even our deepest sacred meaning
for divine governance
is not freedom away from, or toward
god or country,
but to restore
maintain
persevere
in unconditional love
to and from
both divinely healthy
and wealthy humane government.

I believe
compassion is a secular public purpose
and deeply sacred
personally experienced and delighted
sacred meaning
for democratic governance.

I believe
freedom to express unconditional compassion
is the win/win means
to an EarthTribal peace
ending endless competitive win/lose debates,
retributive punishments,
greed-infested governance
of the individual oppressive person
repressive community
suppressive state
degenerative biosystemic region
rabid nation-state
exploited continent.

And I believe,
rooted in limited personal experience
of unconditional love,
this individual living health
is organic win/win wealth
unveiled in interdependent sacred webs
of EarthTribe’s living
co-passionate
green/blue planet.

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Genocidal Ecocide

If we can’t stop genocide
Then what are our chances with ecocide?

If we can’t disengage from competitive economic addictions
to ecocide
Then what are our chances
of giving up politicized military genocide
to restore seven generations
of multiculturally healthy
democratic justice,

Or even making peace through
forty days of Lent?

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Cooperative EarthCare

Where the Left
supports cooperative
respectful
integral
yet multicultural health care

The Right
conserves against future changes
in hierarchical wealth structures,
thereby augmenting competitive
ineffective class warfare

Rather than universal classroom welfare
where everybody can Left and Right bicamerally learn
healthy cognitive/affective resonant processing
of cooperative needs
and healthy wants

While the educational systems
we shape
and democratize
relearn the primal role
of cooperative positive
and negative competitive feelings

Trust/mistrust
that we are/are not
a gift species to empower all EarthTribe’s health
and safety

More than business as unenlightened usual
capitalist mistrusters
whose main faith is that we are
and must be
divinely ordained
StraightWhiteMale monotheistic God’s gift
to a sinful
unlistening
ungifted
uncaring
unhealthy
unsafe
former organic green garden
of now fallen Eden.

CoEmpathy
seeks internal absolution
from my own anthrosupremacy

Growing healthier polycultural experience
I want to pass through
my own monoculturing elitism,
too tolerably comfortable with apartheid,
with great anthro-loneliness,
narcissistically elite despair
about genocide
and ecocide.

Full multicultural health care giving
receiving
conserving
preserving
remembers gifts of trust
in EarthTribe’s polyculturing wealthy welfare

WholeEarth supported
by sacred gifts of sunlight,
divinely breathable air,
purely potable water
fertile empowering soil
domestic safety rules
for managing fire
and renewable fuels.

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Blue Tolerating Red Intolerance

To Ecological Greens
concerned about tolerating
evangelical Red intolerance
of monotheistic unstraight
unwhite
unmale
unhealthy
unsafe
panentheistic EarthDays
and dualdark wiki-nights
potentially bicameral
bipartisan
bisexual
binomial
neurosystemic green regenerations
of win/win resonant images.

Any nonbinary person
all growed up
in a homophobic
straight
white
male anthrosupremacist monoculture

Will have trouble tolerating
RightWing fundamentalist
privileged monotheistic survival
of the fittest Chosen Anthros.

Green health and safety intelligence
knows,
and more significantly, feels
profound sacredly interdependent differences
between begrudged
impatient Tolerance
of us sinful
wounded
and suspiciously conspiratorial predations
associated with Evilish UnLawful Other,
oppositionally defying
a jealous and vengeful Jehovah
of retributive justice.

Such thinly disguised
severing No!
Not Healthy!
Greens feel
as not really spiritually
mentally
physically
naturally equal,
healthy,
or resiliently safe
to quietly tolerate
while sacred Earth’s
crust grows climatic
unease.

Mere Tolerance,
rather than warm Curiosity,
democratically healthy Empathy,
doesn’t even meet second-class Sympathy
health and safety standards,
much less first capital co-investment
active hope for feeling
we are safe
within Global Green
MotherEartha Solidarity

For engaging all organic EarthTribes
and every panentheistic EarthDay’s
positive sunshine energy systems
emerging democratic health,
mental
spiritual
physical
natural whole-sum wellbeing,
wealth optimization
through green-healthy
win/win bipartisan engagement
co-passion
co-empathic parties.

Mediating blue win/lose tolerance
may be a short-term strategy
to win individualistic AnthroSafety here
only to inevitably lose global EcoGreen-health now,

To survive this Red EarthDusk
at the Green cost cusp
of non-thriving future panentheistic regenerations
of tomorrow
can never win/win thrive
Jehovah’s individualistic Rapture
today.

More than Tolerance,
LeftWing liberal green EarthLovers
seek healthy co-empathic enlightenment
and safely cherished gratitude
for longterm win/win resonant
EarthTribe thrival
of a globally cathected
panentheistic
ecofeminist Green
cooperatively-owned
and managed
co-governing humanity.

This CoPassion,
between bilateral therapeutic communion
and bicameral non-violent communication

Grows safe-felt resonance
recycling polycultural green nutrition values
which revolve
resolve

ReGenerate
emergently spiraling
positively viral:
Win liberating health
to also Win sacred conservancy
of EarthTribe safety
through bipartisan
co-empathic communication,
rooted in trusted Blue/Green Earth
health/wealth systems.

A big ecosystemic Green Yes!
both Red monotheistic theologians
and Blue panentheistic ecologians
want the promise of anthrosupremacist democracy
to nation-state survive

But,
more than merely tolerating
LeftBrain intolerance
of RightBrain both/and hypothetical ambiguity
in-between secular Green/Blue
polycultural healing ecologians
and sacred Red
mono-theologians
speaking out
acting up
for a harmful judging
blaming and shaming
God made in
RedRight inhumane
punishing
wounding
supremacist images

Our Green-most active hope
lies within what we commonly share:
Polycultural values
for integrity of safe EarthPower
and healthy SunLight,
for developing democratic
forest mountain strength
and river meadow flowing
CoOperative Trust

To health-resonantly,
resiliently-safe Thrive
our Left/Right multiculturally valued wonder
and curiously awesome EarthTribe

Comedic
in our stingy democratic intent
to Tolerate AnthroBlue Laws
as if sufficient for climate health,

And intolerably Tragic
in our sacrilegious
unGreen
militaristic Red demagoguery
as if necessary
for ecopolitical EarthWealth.

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On Capitalizing Plants

A Commentary on

“A Note on the [Patriarchal-Capitalist] Treatment
of Plant Names”
by Robin Wall Kimmerer, p. 385
BRAIDING SWEETGRASS:
INDIGENOUS WISDOM,
SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE,
AND THE [SACRED] TEACHINGS
OF PLANTS

I too often accept
with nary a LeftBrain dominant thought
that our verbalized labels
for individual EgoPersons
are RoyallyCAPITALIZED.

To write
“Marvin Appletree”
would be to strip my tree
of His/Her sacred status
as an EarthTribe indigenous
child of MotherEartha
long before my own anthrosupremacist
sense of owning Real Estate
and all the Othered squatters
breathing anonymously on It.

It would be LeftBrain laughable
to write “Mosquito”
if this were in reference
to a flying insect,
any non-individuated
yet potentially annoying
predative Other.

LeftBrain Capitalization
conveys a certain Either/Or divisive distinction,
difference,
pejorative dissociation,

The anthrosupremacist position
of humans
normatively communicating outside
our sacred Grand Canyon spaces
and our own Creations
and our own proprietary Estates
esteemed private and corporate ownership
within a Patriarchal hierarchy
of CAPITALIZED Beings.

Economists have widely adopted
the win/lose Capitalism convention
of not sufficiently capitalizing
investing in the common sacred values
of organic plants
and animals
unless they are included
in a HumanNature narrative
for an official sacred space
place LeftBrain labeled
Holy Spirit Natured Sanctuary.

Thus, the first blossoms
of my favorite RightBrain cooperative gift:
Spring bursting flowers forth
in sacred organic Forests

Are LeftBrain written
as bloodroot
and the pink star
of a California Yosemite National Park
tiger lilly.

This seemingly natural
non-spiritual LeftBrain normative
verbal rulemaking
in Either EgoMine/OrAlienOther labeling
expresses deeply held competitive win/lose assumptions
about HumanNature monopolized
monotheistic
dualistic exceptionalism,

That ego-privileged speakers
and writers
are valued sacredly different
and monotheistically better
than other EarthTribe
panentheistic
Holy Nature/Spirited species
acting as our Othered
also-ran un-invested backdrop,

Mere organic environment
with only the Truth
and Beauty
we so royally assign
on our magnanimous best healthy days
and benign wealthy nights
to revere our Sacred Elders.

Indigenous wisdom
recognizes
reconnects
re-ligions
polycultural co-relationship
of all interdependent organic Beings

As equally 7th Principle
unitarian sacred
and ecopolitically
universally important

RightBrain imported
transpositioned
communioned
co-passionate

Not in a Patriarchal hierarchy
of ecopolitical scarcity
to merely win/lose survive
otherwise degenerative lose/lose nihilistic
genocidal
ecocidal outcomes

But a PolyCultural Blue/Green Global Communion
eco-revolving gifts
spiraling circles
of EarthTribe Left/Right balancing life
includes RightBrain emotive love impressions.

So, in my LeftBrain universal ego-narrative
as in my RightBrain sacred
unitarian love life,

I break,
disconnect to reconnect,
without ego-LeftBrain partisan blinders,
to write
and speak
and sing
and dance freely

With my MarvinGaye AppleTree,
with they WiseHeron
and Boisterous Walrus
spirited natures
when I value a panentheistic
ego-person,
human Holy NatureSpirited,
or not;

And sing Health and Safety
Truth and Beauty
bicameral secular/sacred Anthems
of EarthTribe maples,
herons,
and bicameral balancing humans

When I value a LeftBrain
EitherMe/OrWe category
AND a RightBrain
holonically
multiculturally
polyculturally
poyphonically
polypathically felt
polyvagal complexly abundant
co-passionate win/win

Yang-strong/yintegral-flow
universal/unitarian
secular/sacred reconception
of consumer commodities
as productive
meaningful
mindful BiPartisan Gifts

Voting by sacred presence
for resilient EarthTribe
Left-healthy
and Right sacred safety

Democratic recycling
revolving
dynamic breathing in from above
as out from below
co-passion balancing
MotherEartha energy.

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The GiveAway Song

As her EarthDay drum calls out
to inside outside severance

Amid EarthTribe’s gathered laughter
and sorrow,
speaking
and listening,
singing
and silent witnessing,

Earth’s wealth
leaks nutritional health
gifts sharing value with every messiah
in sunshine circles
of care giving
and receiving
sacred shifts
toward cherished bright esteem.

In this sacred win/win culture
of indigenous compassion,
all celebrants cooperatively steward
gifts circling through reciprocity
and back toward MeWe integrity
again.

We dance in sacred circles of meaning,
not merely in secular cause-effective lines
for capitalizing straight efficient purpose

We learn to share our passion
while watching red berries
offer up their healthing gifts
from strong-hearted root systems
co-empathic,
synergetic nurturing networks.

Small seeds
cherished gifts
reminding We to Me
Mother Seeds make merry
underground,
beneath humane hearing.

EarthDay gifts
trust me,
and us,
to uphold our sharing systems,
disperse our safe and healthy seeds
to each new sacred place
to know
and grow,
which is good for berries
and their students

Reminding elders
all win/win flourishing
is mutually healthy thrival
flow.

Depressing anxiety
about future certain consumer losses,
like mortality
of ego’s timid bare humanity,
extract possibilities
for healthy Earth Day resilient impressions
at every future imagined turn
to hoard more gifts.

In healthier indigenous EarthDay circles
living lands are teaching gifts,
not subservient property
for supporting self-convenienced students

Inside looking
and listening through a screened speaker
not noticing Earth is first
a birth of whole-sum seeds
before we close our hardened doors
for protecting empty closed mines
without a humanely engineered
shovel for digging hidden
hoarded inside treasures.

We are EarthBound
by a win/win covenant
of regenerative reciprocity
breathing in healthy gifts
breathing out wealthy shifts
winter and summer,
predator and prey,
fire and grass,
night and day,
dying and living
power dark and bright lights

Cosmic dancing
co-gravitating gifted muses
wrapping and unwrapping
Earth Days and Nights again

In this dance of the giveaway
we remember Earth springs forth
and harvests back songs
we need for win/win
hoarding lose/lose mourning
passage of polar bears,
silence of cranes,
death of rivers
transporting gifts like
winter’s wounding snow
swelling banks
expanding loss

Perhaps too late
for future healthy regenerations
we may, this Earth Day,
recognize dazzling gifts
from MotherEarth’s womb
as WeMe teeters on the cusp
of our Great UnGift Extinction.

Let us hold tall
and spread wide
our liberally loving gifts
of our own cooperative making
copassionate warming acts
transcendently soaring ideas
perfect regifting tools
are not offensive weapons
fiercely defending against loss
of all Earth’s days
now given before

Tomorrow’s gifts of mind
hands
heart
voice
silence
vision
revision
offered up
and out,
down
and in
on behalf of sacred Earth.

Whatever our gift,
we are called to give
and regive,
to dance for renewal
of EarthTribe’s world
in return for MeWe privilege
to breathe in
and out
Earth’s living love.

Note: This piece is inspired by Robin Wall Kimmerer’s “Epilogue: Returning the Gift” pp. 380-384, in Braiding Sweetgrass. It includes some phrases that are hers but without quotation marks. I want to claim poetic license but also to not tread on Kimmerer’s copyright. With gratitude and in the spirit of Both/And dialogue.

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Gifted Doorways

“Grief can be a doorway to love.”
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass

Grief can open toward gratitude
As loss can open doors to access gain

As trauma can open hearts
to therapeutic brains

As neglect can foster curious compassion

As depression
can incite active
co-empathic impressions

As double negative sociopathologies
can notice doorways
to positive psychologies

As double-binding
dualdark entropy
can open space
for positive double-binary energy strings
of co-empathic
multiculturing time

As isolating sadness
can open doors
to love’s transcendent gladness.

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Healthy Learning Platform

We cannot listen
or learn easily
when we do not feel safe,
said the environmental science students
to their corporate sponsored teachers.

Our lungs cannot breathe easily
or our hearts beat steadily
when we are not sure we can trust
the anthrosupremacist resource
currently lecturing
preaching
pontificating

If not explicitly,
than in some implied
win/win, too optimistic sin,
win/lose, realistically right
more than left sacred,
lose/lose, nihilistic blaming Earth
for our economies of moral
EarthTribe scarcity,
scary complicity

Toxic inside learning anxieties
anticipating outside cooperative
therapeutic
organic incorporations
like cooperatively owned forests and meadows,
mountains and river valleys,

Contextually embraced
by RightOne practical survivalists
and Left ZeroZone
outside classroom thrivalists
learning inside civil manners
from MotherTrees
and their sacred mountained forests
and lakes,
green and blue
and cloud covered too

Studying vast lands
of win/lose uncertainty
taught verbally
for capital-embedded ears to hear,
repeat,
memorize

And patriarchally reteach
reparent
ignoring our indigenous ecofeminist
deep green sacred
customary way of learning co-passionately felt
dialogical bioformation systems

Inviting conversations
between thoughts and feelings
as they inevitably
dipolar co-arise

When we are listening
deeply learning
easily curiously active
when we feel safe
and healthy
and sure we can trust
our cooperatively owned
sacred outdoor classroom gifts.

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