Choosing Happy Health

My round white anti-depressants
were trying their faithful best
to listen to my ecofeminist
wise old woman
gardening neighbor,
pulling aggressive weeds

Sharing with me
her morning meditation reflection
immediately after entering dawning eyes
and before exiting her dreamy
fertile bed

Her opening
and excavating self-invitation
to choose body health nutrition
and mind happiness nurturing
which are snugly associated
for her
like peas and carrots
remembering well-versed voice

not so much for me,
now able to choose health
almost every dawning day
and dusky night
but still struggling
for post-traumatic omnipotence
to thrive toward happiness
by empowered choice,
even if not enlightened voice
articulating all the many thankful ways
remembering well-cultivated rejoice.

What my gardening neighbor
and I speak of
feels like my dull
and darkly present
spatial stuck unchanging place

Which she
unlike me
can also remember
as having evolved through time
from current EarthTribe regenerating days
becoming nurturing seasons
within each annual surviving incarnation

Reversing back toward warm
welcoming first dawn light’s
empowering sacred
thriving invitation.


Cooperative Journeys

It interests me,
this journey into the garden
each spring
to notice how diverse vegies
and flowers,
and ornamentals,
and soil enrichers,
work cooperatively together
when they can

My own planning part
notices potential competitions,
for light
deeper top soil,
but these pursue
optimizing cooperation
to jointly thrive,
not competition
to barely survive

While sitting in the shade
looking over a host of community gardens
and enriched
by cooperative community gardeners,

I recall business
and even public sector classrooms
worshiping at the win/lose altar
of capital investment

without responsible question,
that at the end of our lifetime journey
we will be celebrated by our successful oppressions,
suppressions of the vanquishable
repressions of the feminist weak
within ourselves
our gardens
our families
and compassionate friends.

This has not been my experience,
that I am celebrated by,
and for,
those I have divested of
like obstacles to overpower,
mere consumer subjects
to satiate into silence,
to financially abuse,
to emotionally neglect.

Whether contemplating
another spring season
of cooperative community gardens
or harvesting reasons
at the end of a long midsummer dream

In which we are religiously celebrated
for our multicultural passions
and polycultural communion,
participating in EarthTribe’s
cooperatively redemptive journey
back toward green
pristine Eden.


Future Cooperative Farmers

like adults,
who become ecologically active,
join in gardening,
urban, and suburban, and rural cooperative farming,
green environmental sciences,
school gardens as group art installations
and outdoor entertainment
and spirit/nature nondualistic humane-divine experience,
tend to be joiners and stayers,
sometimes annoying OpenSpace Occupiers

Who stray away
from competing subcultures
and millennially stray toward
green cooperatively-owned and
matriarchally co-managing climates
of healthy-wealth interdependence–
the opposite of competing encampments
for forced and loathed
compromising Win/Lose codependence.

Ecologically passionate kids,
like adults,
tend to be joiners
and stayers,
but if they stray away
then probably they,
like you,
only have so much time
in any one day
and they have found a more resiliently healthy place
to transparently WinWin
vulnerably, yet safely, play

Where Positive/Negative Energy Democracy
is another way to say
Let’s listen Both/And
bilaterally Ego/Eco
Inside/Outside climates together
and not judge ourselves
or each other
as always autonomously Yang-good
or Yin-bad
when we could
invite YangLeft with YinRight
to ecologically with theologically
roleplay WinWin plant planting nicer
as each creolizing
Trust-Democratic other.

like adults,
who are ecologically active
tend to come from theo/ecological past WinWin joiners,
heading toward Left language for Right nutritional experience
ecopolitical secular/sacred vulnerable transparency,
yet safely protecting past errors
as long transparent,
regenerative/degenerative lines
of WinWin Here with Now intent.

Health-evolving mission statements
free to reacclimate
mutual subsidiary
co-arising dipolar
Left with Right
Health/SacredWealth enculturation
of binomial ZeroZone
resilient ego-choices

For EcoTherapeutic revolutionary avocations,
liturgical dance,
sacred meaning
theological sacraments
for ecological purposes,
ethology of EarthTribe developmental phylogeny

Historical WinWin revolutionary dominant,
occasionally hysterical WinLose devolutionary,
EarthTribe compassionate
becoming WinWin


Summer Plot Development

In grade school
many of us learned about plot development
as variations on a WinLose theme–
Person v Self,
Person v Other,
Person v God/Universe/Earth/History/Evolution–

probably nothing about cooperative garden plot development.

Literature is replete
with manly patriarchal ubiquitous competition themes
required to hold consumer marketing interest,
and usually the writer’s own self-therapeutic
or pathologically toxic fascination interests
as well.

Yet these WinLose themes
are difficult to find in day to day organic history,
because not the primary framework
in WinWin polycultural plot development.

Western patriarchal literature flirts with
Every Wounded White Man
lived happily ever WinWin after
despite a WinLose opportunistic
and self-hypnotizing Rapture
not quite fully humane
divine White capitalistic competing Historical World.

For some LoseLose avoidance reason
WinWin polyculturing outcomes came to mind
when I outlined
my morning and evening cooperative gardening plan
for friends and extending family.

1. I recall all the 101 recent weedy moments
when I reflected,
deflected grief
and loss
and shame
and blame
and WinLose repression
oppression, etc.
On my Person v Self
and my EgoPerson v EcoOther
and my Person v OpenEarth Organic WinWin Systems,
and my Yang Autonomous Person v Yin-Matriarchal
and WombingSeas
and Warm through Colder Seasons
of my business as competing usual day.

2. I do my best to think of one or two
or even three
cooperative just-right moments in between all the WinLose weeds above,
when I and We recreated WinWin,
as I fed and watered no Loser victims,
including myself.

3. I declare and explore
partial not notWinning success.

4. I celebrate my potential sacred opportunities
for more
and stronger
and healthier flowing
WinWin tomorrows
as a secular PositivEnergy Person
within a confluent EgoSelf,
as a sacred vocational identity
with a future for
and a past of
WinWin resilient EarthTribe Others,
as a HealthingEgo
within Sacred WinWin ecological His/Her-CreationStory.

5. AND,
I spring and summer evening ignore LeftBrain
transposition tensions,
analogical words for RightBrain potential ecological integrity
AND WonderWander my LeftBrain Ego
and Awe Zero-sum my RightBrain CoPresent
sacred ecological extended family
SacredOther recreating re-memories

Reweaving my best WinWins
getting down,
even sexy
organic garden stalking
and eating time
nutritionally co-invested.


If We Had More Time

There was a time
not so very long ago
when clopping horses
and sighing sleighs
and paddle splashing canoes,
and then, later, trains
and electric streetcars
were the resounding heart
of multicultural transportation.

And local newspapers
with indigenous,
perennially planted village editors
among ecoschooled
one-room patriarchal chiefs
competed only with local gossip
in barber shops
and beauty parlors
for communicating hearts,
listening among each democratic trusting,
sometimes mistrusting,
but rarely anti-trusting, other.

These were slower
and in some more nutritional
ways more goodfaith experiential based
and less indoors extracted,
distracted from outdoor Earth voices
singing resonance,
preaching resilient multicultural climates
of and for co-redeeming health
as Original Intent
of Paradise WinWin Wealth.

There were these times
when horses and sleighs,
mules and oxen,
cattle and pigs,
camels and llamas,
and then, later, bird flight imaginations,
and ecoschools
and organic composting gardens,
electric streetcars and trains
were the heart of multicultural
PositivEnergy communication.


Dystopic Opiates

Paraphrasing Dickens
speaking of Great Expectations
through Pip’s distraining voice,
Our worst religious weaknesses
and political meannesses
and self and other deprivations
are usually committed
for the sake of avoiding elitist people
whom we most actively distrust.

On the other hand,
trust invites vulnerability
as distraining poverty embraces wealth,
expanding democracy
and cooperative co-investment.

Oppressive religious and cultural repressions and suppressions
are opiates of multiculturing people
When monoculturing elitists
offer religious opiate addictions to domesticating ritual
thereby over-ruling democratic spiritual experience
of daily natural and cooperative liturgies.

Polycultural non-elites,
like young organic gardeners of polyphonics
and ecofeminist transgendering designers,
thrive best within an alliance
of the gentle and broken,
vulnerable and open
to new cooperative intimacies,
gentrifying neighborhoods and families
and hearts
designed by rural-memory values
for nutrition that also nurtures,
health that also wealths,
climates embracing edible and richly colored landscapes,
of and for regenerating
future generations
of and for polycultural cooperative EliteNetworks,
neither opiated
nor nervously nirvanaed nellies
nor disappointed
that WinLose investment
didn’t turn out
as WinWin actively hoped for
through EcoPolitical Constitutions
reborn in and through each matriarchal ego/eco-doublebound
organic governing womb,
probably not so Dystopically Opiated,
at least in our moments of original cooperative conception.

Or, we could end less simply Dickens,
with Great Expectations for avoiding:
Our worst religious weaknesses
and political meannesses
and self and other deprivations,
usually committed
for the sake of avoiding elitist people
(and other divine personages,
distraining gods and goddesses)
whom we most actively,
LeftBrain dominantly,


How Can You Say

How can you say
with your not quite straight face
that you neither know nor care
anything of God, or gods, or even exotic goddesses?

That’s like saying you don’t care for any love today,
or rain during a drought,
but thanks so very much for suggesting your best holistic medicine,
all the same,
all the grace-filled rain that came some other place and day.
Like saying you don’t enjoy music
and dance
and red and purple and pink and yellow bruised violet sunsets.

How could you not care about creative becoming?
Regeneration of life?
The future home of our grandchildren?
Health care and assurance?
Social securities?
Anti-social insecurities?
Ecopolitical war games
and creative multicultural nature-spirit communications,
living in and between peacefully Beloving Communities.

How can you pretend
with that half-smirk
that this Earth Goddess we are regenerating
is no one you could know
or care deeply about?
To co-redeem, co-mentor?
To love into health by divesting of that anthrocentric hypocrisy,
thinking we could name,
much less commodify, God without idealizing self-imaged YHWH.

Why would you take a pass
on exploring our shared fully humane divinity?

This could not be true
not really you
not the Self with Others past and future right now you
would most prefer to know.

How can you know
we’re not gods and goddesses
in our integrity?
in our potential for regenerativity?
economic and politically ecological
love of full-stretch multi-colored jazzy soul livity.

You know you want to dance and sing
as god and goddess
within and on,
for and of Mother Gorgeous Gaia’s
embryonic womb
through decompositionally recomposing,
transubstantiating dualdark tomb
of elational happy Golden Aging bliss.

Or, did I miss something
in that twinkling of your fertile sky?


So, Why Is It…?

Why is it:

we plant gardens
but we garden plants?

we call natural medicines drugs
and we call unnaturally produced drugs medicines?

we label our disease-hypnotized industrial-insurance complex
as our “health care system”?

we prefer fetal alcohol syndrome, pickled livers, and dead drunk outcomes
to THC induced probable failure to ever develop yet another over-yanged Type A personality,
with an antisocial proclivity for sprouting pickled livers and other deadly outcomes?

we tend to respond to uninvited Type B personality invitations
with Type A fully-alert personalities,
yet we respond to uninvited Type A demands
with Type B laissez-faire, neglect, and cognitively buzzed dissonance?

the older our nation grows
the younger our culture appears to prefer?

we pay more and more to elect politicians
who produce positive policy priorities and outcomes less and less?

the louder and longer I persist in persuading you of my wisdom
the shorter and softer grows your attention span
and capacity to hear me?

we produce prodigious amounts of dispossession destined for the trash
yet we seldom intend to ever possess and take ownership of our future trash?

economists respond to something called ecologic
as if their home eco turf were some alien craziness?

domineering competitive Business As Usuals
fail to see they are a sustainable cooperative economy’s
most significant mentor for disinvestment,
and design and development priorities?

every climaxing polyculture produces a master permaculturalist,
but not every master permaculturalist
has ever produced a long-term, sustainable-optimization-of-life-systems

we seldom have enough time to notice and appreciate new places and faces
but we drag through ponderous time invested in the same ol’, same ol’ faces
and spaces?

every meme has its own elitist establishment paradigm
but super-paradigm is not a meme?

if some communication event between two people
is called a transaction
then we think “economics,”
but if some communication event between two non-human systems
is called a relationship
then we think “ecosystem”?

that analogy is to logic
as ecology is to logic
but ecological arguments
are culturally dismissed as “merely analogical”?

that digital information is always binary
but polynomial information is not assumed to also flow binomially balanced,
like +1 = (-,-)0,
as Yang-Space = Yin/Yin Time,
as Left-brain dominant econormics = Right-brain double-binding ecosystems?

we temporally garden spatial rooted plants
and we spatially plant co-evolving rooted gardens?