EarthTribe PTSD

At first we had traumatic stress
just being born
and later shock of near death,
physical and mental,
natural and spiritual
health and safe wealth mess.

Then traumatic cultural stresses
grew up into a global syndrome
of sad neglect
toxic fueling chronic depression,
cognitive and affective
double-binding dissonant

Then post-traumatic historic stress syndrome
swept up panic attacks,
disabling shell shock,
invasive violent cultural shlock,
long-term victimization locks,
criminalization ad hoc
legislated abominations,
violent domestic and international monoculturing schools
of semi-thought
creeping toward chronic creepy anxiety,
lose/lose nihilistic codependency,
mutually assured destruction
in bloodless
micro-annihilating pools.

Now we have pre-traumatic herstoric stress syndrome
for ever more cultural pathology
in internal
and external climates,
lyrics and lessons,
narratives of unraveling devolutions
unfolding inevitable self-implicating scales

In-between disempowering monoculturalism
monopolistic monotheism
And enlightened EarthPatriotic resonance
anxiously anticipating
polycultural revolutions
sustaining robust ecosystems.

Why does it matter
if we sing or dance or call
“Make American Trauma Again”
pre- or post-suffering
the greatest of all?

Isn’t trauma of unrelenting win/lose competitions,
of patrilinear aggressive monoculturalism,
monopolistic theology,
a culturally devolving climate trend?

Inside and outside,
before and after birth
and death of isolated individuals
swimming in a hegemonic
demonizing atmosphere
of win/lose capitalistic wounds
at risk of overwhelming all empowering acts
and pre-post-enlightened hearts

For resilient
ecotherapeutic stories
of positive
multiculturally cooperative,
green peace resonant.


Aldo’s Note to Future Generations

Aldo Leopold recommended
to would be ecotherapists
that we deeply learn
to “think like a mountain”

At life summit and death ebbing
silent scales of health
and polyculturing wealth
being burned
and drowned
and starved
and dried out

For a monotheistic capital harvest Season
of winterish waiting

To see this anxious
and anticipating balance
of natural revolutions

Through forest and meadow and grasslands
evolving mountainously reliving EarthSpace.

Yet, I also hear a further commendation
to would be singing egotherapists

Also deep learn to feel
and dance like a river
of upstream toward downriver time
of Earth’s unraveling
traveling nutrition
tunneling trunk tide recommunication

Flow trends predicting new later recycling
resuscitating opportunities
to empower sacred polyculturing health
of Earth’s enlightened multicultural wealth

For and of
from and yet also before
future regenerating flow,
Earth Health and Justice
to go

Around again
recommending ecotherapists
river deeply feeling
like Earth’s spacetime mountain,
true empowering strength
and enlightening beauty
flowing reconnections.