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Democratic Trust

When I drove away from the family farm
to embrace my freshman year
at the University of Michigan
in Vietnam-era 1970,

I was planning on majoring in political science
which later turned into a double major
in communication theory
and positive neuro-psychology

Persuasion,
cognitive/affective bicameral
conserving/liberating bipolarizing dissonance,
and more resonantly trusted
positive therapeutic attitude change.

What I do recall from PoliSci 101:
The well-researched underlying root value
for any healthy,
safe,
resilient democratic polyculture
is not LeftBrain polypathic intelligence
and certainly not more RightBrain
election campaign persuasive beauty,
but profoundly inclusive TRUST

Which,
when I later worked in theology,
rediscovered in what religious traditions
monotheistically refer to as FAITH
and/or
polytheistically embrace as COMPASSION.

Trust also turned out to become
the primary underlying value
for resilient communication
and deeply resonant
mental/spiritual robust health
and neuro-systemic safety

Slow-growing increased capacity
for unconditional regard
of people
and our plants
and our cooperatively-managed planet
developing public health urban areas
and cultivating regenerative farms.

I find it disappointing
and tragic, then,
that our disuniting State schools
coach young democratic residents
in win/lose debate
but not win/win trusted
faithful
cooperatively-intended
nonviolent dialogue.

This may have a causal effect
negatively reproducing Patriarchal-Capitalist
competitive mistrust relationships

Further embedding runaway
vicious circle revenge
militarism
racism
homophobia
sexism
ableism
punishing
criminalizing
imprisoning
Othering justice systems

Lacking robust muscularity
to restore and reward
positive ego-
and eco-
and anthro-therapeutic Trust
through proactive teaching
and studying
and mentoring
and mediating
win/win dialogue skills

For pro-active
cooperative co-investments
emotional,
financial,
political,
ecological,
theological

Polypathically reinforcing
a great healthy
and safe EarthTribe
polycultural university

Universe for engaging
co-passionate trust
in integrity,
synergetic relationships,
cooperatively therapeutic respect

Re-inspecting emergent Trust
through transparent
and vulnerable dialogue,
discernment

Intent to embrace healthy
and safe democratic communication
systems

Useful trust-building
for restoring cooperative farms
and urbane justice areas
we call
United humane States

Which was on my mind
and heart
when I drove away from the family farm
and my high school debate team
to embrace my freshperson
political scientist year
at the University of Michigan
in Vietnam-conflicted
mistrustful 1970.

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A Year Ago

About a year ago,
as the COVID pandemic
seemed to subside,
then swell,
happily ebb
and yet impatiently flow

About a year ago
I was noticing cold autumn nights
bringing first frost
to my metal windowframes
and to my post-surgery tired back
and neglected aging heart.

Outside corner unit 315
my view to the south
of brownfield industrial waste
not salvaged
when converting this condo place
to residential co-invested space.

Outside all our interior doors,
a CommonsGrace ignored
for at least a decade of degeneration
now accelerating divestment
by investors seeking rental profits

And also by resident owners
who could not feel certain
that others felt shamed
by a stained
and torn carpet,
elevators that sometimes worked,
cracked and vaporously blind windows,
dilapidated doors,
impending rot
and gloom
and financial doom.

Now
a year later
our parking place
awaits demolition,
to become hauled away
dismissed
disposed of,
further disgraced,
to be repurposed
refaced
in some future highway
graveled trace.

A year later
our communication grace
is in transition
from feeling alone
victimized by our own hired hands
and by our Commons Governors
indulging an economy of capital scarcity,
patriarchal politics
of executive privilege,
an implied theology
of StraightWhiteMale
monotheistic exceptionalism,
as if godly wisdom comes down
only from an enlightened professional high,
and not from within
our sacred ecofeminist administrators
teachers
mothers
grandmothers
sisters
at least as swell.

Co-invested in cooperative
win/win resolutions,
ecologically reconnecting EarthCare constitutions,
health and safety non-prostitutions,
Yang strong and Yintegral flow
of bicamerally balancing institutions,
mindbodies for longterm healthy democracy,
transparent bilateral trust

Nonviolent communicators
cooperatively planning
and priority budgeting
to heal our side-by-side loneliness
by reconnecting cooperative care
for EarthTribe Wisdom:
a formerly healthy
polyculturally wealthy
sacred planet,
a multiculturally inviting property
for growing edible and ornamental plants
and health-minded wealth-embodied people,
enlightened LeftBrain strong and vital
empowering RightBrain co-empathic flow
of root
and gut
and sacred peak experience feelings

While planning not just to survive
our individual autonomous lives
but also to thrive
through EarthCare
for at least another 7-Regenerations
of healthier healing LeftBrain
ecological co-relations
and safer sacred RightBrain
panentheistic
EarthMatriarchal
co-empathic re-connections.

Our individual victim histories
of patriarchal-capitalism
now repurposed
to help heal our co-invested residential experiences
with PolyCultural Communion,
rejoining planet Earth’s great transitioning
climate of health and safety enterprise

Rather than hiding in self-judgment
and Othering shame
for moving in
to unhealthy and unsafe
historic property demise.

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Loving Jose

Yes, Jose,
this is another love letter
from anthroprivileged me
to LeftBrain dominant you
for multicultural us.

I’m still here
sinking into my deep blue camp chair
with feet resting on a weathered
wooden platform
for my monastic tent

Now folded
and masterfully squeezed into its storage bag
like a fat green sausage
with a thick
black fly zipper,
secure,
awaiting it’s next orgasmic coming out
to camp and play.

And you,
warm and glistening
listening you,
are still driving
west toward this transition
Saturday’s bittersweet sunset.

Perhaps already lonely
thinking
of what
and feeling whom
lies ahead
while all else feels left behind

Another week of adventure lost;
another week of memories gained

Yet memories have grown cacophonous
while adventures in knowing
new frontiers
grow old as shrinking Earth
grown bodies

Fading hope to feel
taste
see
hear
smell
touch abundantly enough
for this full life
experiencing love
quenched time

Comparing future now to back there then,
wishing we could have us all
warm and pleasant
in our head,
heart,
bed of intimacy
without embarrassing
premature limits,
boundary issues,
health precautions.

You tried to apologize
for not asking more
about my wounded kids

And I did not think to apologize,
but wonder, now, that I didn’t,
for not asking how you are feeling
and dealing
post prostate cancer

Remissions
feel like uncertain transitions,
undemanding admissions
both healthy opportunities
and diseased risks
lie beyond this day’s journey
toward Albany.

Perhaps you,
like me,
fear
and already feel
loss of intimacy
imagined
yet not touched,
thought
but not appreciably,
healthy needed
but not safely found,
sacred bound
for joy’s immense integrity.

When I walked into our group’s enclosed porch
this past Sunday
for my first check-in circle,
your first facilitation,
I thought of my former boss.

You look and sound
like Bishop Tafoya,
when he was your age
and I was half your age.

I had trouble
shaking this sage off.

It helps
that you sing
with warmth and passion
in fulsome baritone,
as the good Bishop
decidedly did not.

Nor could I imagine him
dancing with a white scarved fan
with integrity
flirtatious machismo
joyfulness
deeply resounding playfulness.

Do you have a type?
I wonder
Are you familiar with mine?

Those romantic,
erupting into erotic,
miracles of preference
we cannot control
or calm our appetites
to accept
AND appreciate,
anticipate
those with us
here and there
in and out of Gayla 44,
after and before
now heading west
away from east.

So much to hide,
to learn,
to unveil,
to set aside
for graceful aging,
and to warmly embrace
for compassioned wisdom
felt together,
rather than silently,
less sacredly,
apart.

The Center’s lunch bell rang
and now has gone

Absorbed by quiet shushing
and rustling
high in evergreens
baking in Mama’s summertime
weekend of commerce
and less commercial passions,
traffic rituals,

Pre-empting ancient natural liturgies
of sea,
flowing water
and strong mountains
inspiring bonfires
bond-fire between rising
and falling phoenix
conjoining
co-investing
multi-generational passions;
daddies and sons,
masters and slaves,
tops and bottoms,
poles and holes,
straights and rounds,
dipolar co-arising

Riding forward home
to what continues repurposing why,
reworking hidden meaning
as yet unredeemed
in sensory Business As Usual

Backward east
returning promises
of safe and healthy
bright happy new dawns
transcending broken hearts,
troubled mind’s
loss of time’s
most cherished values

Love’s integral compassions
resting first
returning last

Already
I miss you
ready to miss us.

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NonViolent Spaces

Where all humane souls repent
of contempt
for our EgoSelf
against our EcoOthers

And celebrate,
or at least commend,
express gratitude for,
our inner enlightened
and empowered
co-passionate communication,
dialogue,
discernment

Bilaterally
and multiculturally informed
by
of
and for
global climate health
and polycultural wealth
of peace.

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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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Interview With A Narcissist

I need to know
if you have seen
or heard anything from me
or about me
that would cause you to hesitate
to hire me full-time
for the next sex worker
and spiritual director
and financial co-investor
position

Opening up
on your personal
and political empowerment team.

I would also like to know
if you have seen and heard,
tasted and smelled,
felt and touched
anything positive
compelling
engaging about me

That would discourage you
from firing me
from my current part-time position
enabling your fears of losing me
to some better
bigger
more powerful,
possibly even somewhat more enlightened
and less angry,
narcissist.

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Mother Eartha’s Therapeutic Choice

I have an inside Mother Eartha Voice
which She would prefer
to keep hidden
given any cooperatively healthy
democracy choice.

Mother Eartha
does not necessarily trust
the sexy grace
and beauty
of all Her StraightWhiteMale
potential Allies

College educated
but RightBrain contextually
environmentally
straight white privileged
tone deaf

Unaware of Her
inter-connecting
inter-religious
panentheistic
paradigmatic
compassionately co-invested
therapeutic
dipolar co-arising
spectacularly unsurprising

BiLaterally systemic intelligence
dialogical
non-combative
non-violent
co-passionate dialectical structures

Wherein LeftBrain conscious
mending and amending effects
follow RightBrain healing
safe health feelings

Stem
from biochemical roots
of Win/Win Trust,
anti-dogmatic Win/Lose MisTrust,
and anti-apartheid
RightWing anthrosupremacist
monotheistic
colonizing chronically anxious
Distrust

DisConnection
from evangelical parental sinners,
business suit
fundamental Either My Dogmatic
StraightWhite PatriLinear Purist Way
or life’s great traumatic
Business As Usual
marginalizing
dissociative
disabling
criminalizing
predative
commodifying
degenerative anxiety

Provoked by RightWing
PatriCapitalist Win/Lose
unhealthy deformative
RightBrain anxious degenerative
traumatizing highways

Do not make the best
healthiest
safest pedagogically therapeutic
bicameral Yang/Yintegral
deep health/wealth listening
restorative justice
bipartisan balancing TaoWays

As yet under-explored
by raspy voiced
StraightWhiteWesternMales
in tweedy academic
and competitive corporate
and commodity misgoverning addictive
alcoholic cycles

StillBirth worshipping
outdated Win/Lose dominant evolutionary theories
justifying society’s punishing violence
as divinely bestowed dogmatic authority
to wear ballistic
monotheistic
monoculturing harmful
capitalistic Business Suits

Of subconsciously disarming despair
confused by why multisensory media
are most nonverbally fluent
affluently well-sung
gracefully danced
True indigenous Win/Win Nature

Dipolar bicameral democracy
equitable interdependence
co-arising co-investing
Mother Eartha’s co-passionate Soul
of bicameral message/media
SecularTruth/SacredBeauty
holonic spirit voiced choice

ReLigiously ReConnected
mysteriously
mythically
musically
operatically
epically revolutionary

As to why EcoFeminist Sacred S/He
would not trust
StraightWhitePatriarchal He
to share our cooperative
co-invested Mother Eartha bed

Or head
or heart
or more root chakra
sacred harmonic
dialectical
dialogical
active dia-thematic
therapeutic parts

Safely good and healthy
for what traumatizes
Mother Eartha’s sacred
diminished
disabled
RightBrain prominently wounded
intuitive mused Voices.

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Eighth Grade English

Back in Eighth Graded Class
of StraightWhiteMale English privilege
I learned all healthy narratives
must have at least one
of these three tension intentions:

Like sacred mythic prayers
and fables invoking
poetry and soulful
gospel anthems

Of StraightWhite Man v AnthroOther

Or StraightWhite ManBody v EgoCentric Self

Or StraightWhite ManSpirit v Earth’s Sacred/Carnal Nature

I was disappointed
with the LeftHemisphere narrow-mindedness
of these three Either/Ors
which my RightHemisphere
could more deeply hear
as monocultural lack
of inter-trinitarian
Both HumanTrauma and DivineTherapy
in integrity’s polyculturally inclusive
compassionate Earth Communion.

I thought I had seen and heard
lack of heart resources
among AnthroSupremacist early philosophers
and scripture righter downers
instinctively suppressing liberally democratized
polycultural health-systemic
polypathic compassion communicating
polyphonic harmonic resounding
polyvagal neurosystems
most actively hoping health
among win/win economically enlightened
and politically empowered EarthWomanists.

I’m sure I still can feel touched gratitude
for more healthy democratic attitude
co-governing cooperative green co-investments
in EarthMother climate
and family healthcare,
public
and domestic,
global
and local nutritional wealth conservation,

Economically bright
and politically right
ecologically tight relationships
lead
and feed
theologically mighty cooperative reflections

Politically correct
replete with regenerative
healthy co-redemptive
win/win poyculturally meditative
mediation strategies seductive
among win/lose monocultural predatives,

Encouraging, perhaps, a cannabis sedative
and easing up on alcoholic dissociatives
drunk from win/lose evolutionary theories
of AnthroSupremacy Wins Earth’s wealthiest superlative
despite stumbling into humbling wounds
of multi-degenerational EcoCide

A more Left/Right Wing balanced
evolutionary race theory of white supremacy
unbalanced
mentions intrinsic narrative tensions
between peaceful intentions
and male militaristic
colonizing
enslaving
proprietary
patrilinear monocultural domination
going way back through HiStory

Toward brighter indigenous lights
of early monotheistic SunGod Worship
preferring healthier transparent light
and wealthier vulnerable win/win
co-sensory empowerment

Among prehistoric
preverbal family groups
extended kin

PanEnTheistic
early regenerational DNA co-relatives
of wavey Time integrity
and atomic faced Space
bicamerally synergetic

PolyHealth fed
and EcoWealth watered
compassion’s
co-binary extension

InBetween Yang’s Open ZeroZone
and Yintegral NonZero
soulful bicameral response
along polypathic lines
with polyphonic ringing
spaces
harmonic singing

For panoramic
epic textured narratives
of faithful AnthroSupremacists
learning how much we BlueSky love
and GreenEarth worship
our own
personal

Ecofeminist
Green empowering
Indigenous GrandMothers
who lived and died
long before verbal language
LeftBrain robust enculturation,
and Eighth Grade English
privileged class.

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HealthCare Requiem

So here we are
now together in this eternal circle
around death’s latest victim
in our apartisan lives.

We pause,
each to invite a quieter humbling access
to silent comfort
from this ministering circle

Each, and together,
facing this our inevitable personal
frighteningly human,
naturally spiritual
and inspirationally natural trauma

Asking forgiveness from ourselves
and each Other in this soon parting Circle,
letting go of flawed relationships
in which we have done and said,
and too often not peacefully done
and said,
harm to ourselves
and to these encircled Others

Here doing our health and wellness best
we can
knowing some days and nights
like this death day,
with nighttime fears
and angers against cruel
and unusual mortality,
we will add to our shared ecology
and theology
of Trauma:

[invite Circle to add their own feelings]

Loss
Suffering
Pain
A degenerating climate
Hopelessness
Despair…

Yet, also in this Sacred Pause
before dispersing
shared Death’s hard inevitability,
we may also invite remembering
this our circling resonance,

When,
in our most robust compassion moments,
health care giving
is also wealth receiving resilient
brilliant,
physically empowering
and spiritually enlightening

We embrace
and celebrate our recircling Trauma facing
sacred place
warmly regarding space

For all that we have said and done
and have not said and not done
from heart-felt compassion
with ____;

[full name of deceased/ing]

This inside silent day
and dark night,
and those before
and yet to come
trusted truths
and healthiest beauty
circles gathering Earth’s compassion
celebrating this sacred pause in Life.

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YangFish in YinWaters

Which feels
healthy to you?
Sounds more PoliticallyCorrect?

PatriarchalCapitalism
win/lose strategic

or

PolyculturalCommunion
win/win organic

Which ecologically tastes most healthy
and/or
theologically wealthy
to you?

To me,
there’s somethin’ fishy
about all that controlling economic strategy
unfolding on a secularized political stage
of win/lose competitions
and bicameral debate

Unable to see outside
inviting yintegral living waters
trees
soil
forests
oceans
rivers
species

Immersed in everyday
Polyculturing
BlueSky Enlightening
/GreenEarth Empowering
TransFormational Communion.

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