My Esteemed Teacher

My esteemed Rinpoche
repeatedly impresses upon me
Our humane democratic vocation
to become an enlightened individual.

Which sounds like a monoculturing lot,
for absorbent
co-acclimating residents and guests
of Earth’s cooperative hermitage,
To accomplish
in solitude,
in one semi-lifetime,

While this seems ambiguously troubling,
I feel more at peace
whenever this Rinpoche tells a salvation story
about one highly evolved,
on a scale of enlightened
through thoroughly disempowered.

The protagonist,
usually with some environmental antagonist,
always a highly enlightened individual
with compelling curiosity
returning dividends
in deep listening for natural empowerment
as also spiritual enlightenment,
integrity’s win/win potential
not not polynomially balancing
healthiest default outcome.

and student bodhisattvas
and messianic followers,
disciples and pilgrimage story tellers,
multicultural mediators
between disciples and story tellers,
polycultural healers of empirical monocultures,
systems designers,
ecosystemic nutritional communication designers,
compassion therapeutic green and black lives matter teams,
Either/Or Theoretical and Both/And Experiential Mathematicians
and win/win group non-violent communication facilitators,
1/0 double not(not) ego(eco)-binary polypathic hermits,
nonviolently nonverbally communicating dancers,
unmartial flowing sculpture
complementary dynamic yang/yin balance artists,
sensory/sexual metaphysical/physical feelers,
theological/ecological smellers
and multicultural story tellers,
pne guy’s taste
is not another mother’s smell,
restorative justice healing non-violent communication touchers,
multicultural verbal
and pre-verbal
and non-verbal
and anti-opposition verbal
climate communicators,
deep listeners,

Researching cooperative eco-politics
of healthy green democratic EarthJustice

With my esteemed Rinpoche,
repeatedly impressing upon me
Our humane democratic
green cooperative vocation
to become an enlightened individual
health and safety

Democratic Mass/Energy
Yin/Yang Tribe

Composing your individual DNA’s ego
through extended spacetime DNA/RNA
1/0 co-binary bicameral bilateral binomial family
GoldenRule win/win
bio/neuro-systemic choice
to speak naturally
while listening spiritually
to outside/inside voices;

To voices
about esteemed GreenYang
and BlackYin
energy choices

EcoFeminist advocated
by my esteemed Rinpoche,
repeatedly impresing upon me
Our humane green democratic vocation
to become an enlightened-yinblack repressed individual
within one HealthyGreen/WealthyBlack
bilaterally informed/exflowing
space/time EarthTribe.


Lone Warrior Rides Again

I wonder how much,
if any, distance
we might uncover
between The Lone Warrior
surrounded by weary white YesMen,
and The Naked Emperor
surrounded by timid white YesMen.

Both Warriors and Emperors
long for those they serve
by ruling over,
by disempowering healthy democratic voices
of critical dissent,
to wake up to their personal
privileged vision
and sacred words,
their supremely authoritative
and defensively authoritarian
win/lose knowledge

That competition to serve as YesMen
is the only appropriate role
for weak serfs;
those with too humble
poverty of spirit
and degenerative win/win nature,=

Rather than daring
to look into our own Lone Emperor
richly naked eyes
of narcissistic disappointment.

Like all of us,
all Naked Warriors ever healthy long for
is to be appreciated
and played with
by peers
of resonant
compassionate integrity
health wealthing.

The nakedly lonely
Warrior Emperor
of win/lose capitalistic politics
is not what EarthTribe had in mind
as reborn worshipers
cast our famous ballots
for EarthMother’s sacred
non-yeswoman birth

back to enlightenment
of GrandMother Moon.


Positive Neurological Psychology

The problem with positive psychology,
said the good doctor,
it is too social science squishy,
not leftbrain prickly enough
for natural science pathologists
and invasive neurologists.

I must concede
not prickly enough
said the polyvagal systems neurologist,
but sometimes premature complexity
looks like yet another chaos theory,
and sometimes spiritual prepowerment
feels like merely natural enlightenment
yet deja vu,
and sometimes too bilaterally sticky
predicts co-arising redundant dipolarity,

Neurological bilateral structures
of left meets right hemispheres
as West greets East
multicultural mediation
as ego hugs ecosystemic health-rooted trees
of reverse hierarchical
above Truth lies downside Beauty.

I’m sure,
temporized the Earth Therapist,
while human nature
military-industrializes ancient cooperative relationships
the remainder of EarthTribes
continue to evolve and emerge,
breathe out and in
bilateral gooey prickles
social and natural
metaphysical and physical
ecosystemically informed egocenters,
communitarian capitals,
well-timed spatial places

Not knotted polyvagal positive theories
of EarthMother’s original neurological root systems,
bicamerally restructuring
to emerge new leftbrain capital-invested upstarts
of deductive
either/or dominant thinking

When too engorged,
unilaterally engaged,
prejudicially divested,
profoundly detached
yang v yin pathology
for sufficiently prickly/gooey
mountainous river valleys of in-between
ego/ecometric bardos balance

inside outside EarthTribe
cooperative bilateral empathy
ecologically theological,
naturally social sacred,
historically multicultural,
anciently new green organic age,
biological neuro-system flowing

Fractal DNA
primal four dimensional spacetime
not ZeroSum

prickly full of Either/Or bilaterals
and gooey Both/And bicameral
not not empty
enthymematic reiterations
of prickly force Yang
and gooey flow Yin,
win/lose exploration
and win/win absorption,
exhaling capitals
and inhaling communions,
natural empowering light
and social enlightening beauty
of positive eco-political psychology.


In Our Distance Circle

Once upon time’s center
grows two permaculturing farmers,
multicultural mediators
of Earth’s healthy polypathic remainder,

And, surrounding them,
seven elders
and their cheer leading mascot
of disabling foolery

Arriving each spring
in his wheeled chair
to witness
and sometimes loudly prophecy,
to entertain with his win/win intentions,
studying compassionate economics
and empowering politics
and enlightening neurological communion
v dissonance.

These aged and playful snowbirds
form a Wisdom Circle
conjoined by all farmers

Committed to Earth’s health care
in humble Vermont neighborhood places
spaces balancing Green Lives Matter races
into organically interdependent co-investments.

This Circle plans cooperative gardens,
MultiCulturally designing
and redesigning shared outdoor climate spaces
in and on now abandoned places
they purchase together
to divest of Green Commons neglect
and invest in a local cooperatively-held enterprise

With land and water and healthy air-based capital
where patient customers
become curious partners
contributing cash
but also labor,
and nutritional equity,
gracious investment
and/or benignly viral infestment.

This Green Wisdom Circle
plants fruit and nut trees,
vegetables EarthMothers insist they eat
and would like as much as fruit sweet
if they remain of right/left balancing mind.

They plant hemp,
and make baskets
and yoga mats
during dispersed winters
into the retiring diaspora
season for planning futures
of health restoring EarthJustice.

Circles of weavers
and knitters
turn lambs
into shorn sheep
into yarn
into blankets
winter masks
with ear muff handles.

this Circle will reincarnate Wisdom
into Fire Circles for compline meditations
and story telling
into Singing Circles
of care medication
for young through old,
for those present living now,
and here dead
and yet to arrive
within all sacred regenerating species,

Egos circling within ecosystems,
interweaving networks
of TruthSeeker Circles
sharing win/win BeautyVisions,

Communion Farming Centers
within nonviolent communication systems
for engaging nutritional health,

Sacred ZeroCore recovery Allies,
not Lone Warriors,
within Earth’s fully present
care giving as receiving.


Permaculture Designs

Multicultural Appreciative Design
begins with how we nutritionally feel,
nurtured or afflicted,
resonant and/or dissonant about a few issues,
spiritually healthy
and naturally wealthy,
growing out
into more robust global matters.

Polycultural outcome win/win strategies
follow principles of cooperative economy
and regenerative choice-making
to improve health care giving
and receiving
for each humane resident’s sacred habitat.

ZeroZone is first priority,
and then out to spacetime climate periphery.

Once we notice and plan past
Zone One,
Zone Two,
Zone Three,
and perhaps more,
depending on the scale of our restorative justice
healing ambitions,
we eventually conclude by observing
wind and light/shadow patterns,
climate trends
humid and dry atmospheres,
social good humored cultures
and nationalism’s bad humored
blaming and shaming
win/lose capital commodified monoculture.

ZeroZone interviews
ask Who Are You
at your healthiest
most nutritionally communicating
win/win eco-political best,
especially in cooperative relationship
with Zone One,
often defined as those spaces and times visited
and felt revisited
at least once per day
and night.

Zone Two,
less frequently,
maybe once a week.
The grocery store,
farmer’s market,
cooperative credit union,
compost bin,
edible and aesthetically pleasing boundaries,
inviting barricades
between Zone Two

Zone Three,
about once a month,
such as ambiguously friendly neighbors.

Zone Four,
once or twice a year,
maybe tracing tentacles out
to the dentist’s office,
the voting booth,
the state park,
the state capital.

Zone Five,
Climate health
v pathology,
Polycultural wealth
v monoculturing degenerativity,

Each of these layered Zones
extending out from each ZeroZone individual,
cooperative humane residents,
responsible and responsive green new deal team,
restorative justice residential authorities,
each Black Lives Matter intentional community,
each Green Lives Matter advocacy anthro-pod,
sharing a residential labor of love home,

a ZeroZone cooperative,
each Permaculture Designer
is trained to notice,
multiculturally mediate
bilaterally resilient left hemisphere
and resonant right hemisphere
nonviolent communication win/win relationships
of deductive thought
and inductive feeling,
breathing in
from Zones One through XY-polynomial layers
while also breathing out ZoneZero
feelings about healthy v pathological,
co-passionate climate dialogue
for win/win discernment
of global integrity’s timeless potential
for democratic health, more–

So, by the indirect way,
pathological outcomes
win/lose left hemisphere dominant either/or thinking,


A Feel for White Privilege

Sometimes I need to hear
what straight white male dominant privilege
what racism
what degenerative ungreen anthro-supremacism
what xenophobia and yin-repression
what homophobia sounds like
and smells sour and acrid and decaying

Before I can fully appreciate,
invest in,
and investigate what regenerative EarthJustice
and multicultural communion
eco-womanist green resilient health care trends,
climate optimizing wealth
inclusively democratic cooperative reweaving
looks like

And feels more like
a robust organic garden

Than extracted
irreparably severed
capital-hoarding oil and gas fields

Or kleptocratic
military-industrial business parties

Where not wearing masks
has become a denialist symbol
of health disdain
as compared to financial profit worship,

Climate and culture of wealth-fundamentalists
and anti-SacredEarth evangelicals
and unpatriotic disowners
disloyal to Earth’s healthy democratic constitution.

Sometimes I need
a degenerative religiously fascist reminder
Where there is no healthy EarthCentric culture,
There could be
No resiliently regenerative
multiculturally democratic
healthy climate.


Fame Not Required

My great challenge for fruitful wisdom paths
is credentialed expertise.

My obstacle to polypathic health
is self-aggrandizing comfort,
cheap ease.

Obstacles to resilient compassion
have more to do with impatient “kindness”
than diligently interdependent pursuits
of transparently vulnerable
of deep and wide resonance, seeking consilience
of cooperative wisdom.

When my wisdom circles
of dialogue
sacred discernment
turn to topics of public administration,
political science,
persuasion theory,
nonviolent communication systems,
positive psychology,
multicultural mediation,
cooperative economics,
game theory,
systems theory,
group theory,
attachment theory,
polyvagal theory,
experiential math,
permaculture design,
comparative religion,
Restorative Justice,

When these tools
within my belt of personal knowledge
are invited to work cooperatively together
to achieve resilient
and resonant
multicultural wisdom,

Problems begin when I expect
to speak unilaterally
and to be listened to,
settling for sufficiency of my credentialed expertise,
my zero-zone experience,
my health-wealth advocacy,
rather than searching for shared wisdom

Cooperative fame prefers
becoming known
for our active love of one another
exhaling out
to encompass all wisdom circles

More powerful
and famous
rather than infamous
punishingly ideological
monoculturing squares.


FullFlushed Trump Cards

He begins
commenting on Chuang-tse
who was commenting on Laotse’s
“Exalt not the wise
So that the people shall not scheme [win v lose]
and contend [in partisan debate];”
Wait, am I in the wrong place
or the wrong day
and or time?
The title drawing me here
and now
is “The Prophetic Function of Trumpism”
Exalt not self-promoting grandeur,
So democratic culture
shall induct win/win resolutions together
and resonate with sacred integrity.
so maybe this is the right place
but ahead of our time,
like prophecy
and not-not double negative paradoxymorons;
Exalting the transparently invulnerable
unwise leader.
He came like a doctor
to treat a diseased patient.
We will cooperate
like a health care climate
to retreat with a wealthy EarthPhysician.
He came like a good son
proffering medicine to a father
sick from neglect.
S/he will come
as a loving FatherLight
investing in multicultural meditation
within a Messianic ChristChild
who has been sick
from an EarthClimate of neglect.
For in the world of perfect peace,
no value was placed
upon exalting the wise,
or putting the capable men in position.
For on a multiculturally healthy Earth
restoring justice as peace,
abundant win/win values
overwhelming  win/lose capitalism
will not be invested upon abusing
and violating the unwise,
instead committed to restoring healthy egos
to cooperative leadership positions.
The president
was like the top of a tree
unconsciously transcendent,
and the people lived like the deer
in the forest.
Cooperative circles of residents
will return as root systems
of a sacred EarthTree
communicatively communioned,
and egosystems will again live
like nutritious extended families
of mammals
amid a forest of MotherTree icons
to and for climate health,
future seeds
and wombs
of Bodhisattva EarthMother.
Doing right,
they did not know
it was called justice.
Having gone violently wrong,
punishingly win/lose,
manna v mammon,
capitalistic top to bottom,
we have deeply learned
we are called to cooperative
democratic peace.
Kind to one another,
they did not know
that it was called humanity.
Having been unkind
egotistically against each polarized Other,
we have deeply and multiculturally learned
we are divinely called humane.
They were straight
and did not know
it was called faithfulness.
We will also be LGBTQ
and will not doubt
wealthy culture calls to octaves
of climates in full color.
They were proper,
and did not know
it was called honesty.
They were improperly Yang hemisphere imbalanced,
and will become witnesses
to compassion’s universally cooperative yintegrity.
They moved about
and called to one another for help,
and did not call it favor.
They will immigrate and emigrate
for climate restoration
and co-invest in each other for help,
and call this restoring Earth’s optimal justice.
their actions left no trace
and their events
left no record.
our future actions
and wise words
will leave no history conquering trace
and EarthTribe’s creative events
will leave no monoculturing
monosyllabic history,
no summery
drawing together past
meets present
prophetically greets future,
no re-membering conclusion,
no polling trends
for restoring EarthJustice health
as our prophetic bicameral measure
of cooperative vocational wealth.



From Our Front Porch

attached decks,
intimate places for alfresco,

These make a difference
between a fortressed house
and a transparent home,
between an ego castle
and an eco-habitat.

We also spread rhododendron bushes
and hostas,
flowers and ferns
around our stone
and concrete bound foundations.

We want stable defenses
but prefer to camouflage houses
in organic color,
life giving and taking shapes.

These boundary vistas
speak of heart felt reminders
our habitat is rooted
in Earth’s wilderness

In vulnerability
hidden from transparency
except with those who share our sacred space
and upon,
within our co-passioned present time,

Presence bonding,
re-membering past wildness
anticipating future re-generative
re-bounding win/lose less
for more win/win paradise

Just barely 2020 visible
and silently audible
and fresco fragranced
and tasted,
and so nearly touched
longing into belonging
on our cooperatively-owned front porch.


It’s A Tie

I agree with sacred teachers
who advocate I best not feel resonantly privileged
while meditating
to take part in something special
like sacred mysteries
of sabbath revolutions.
And yet,
I only half agree.
This secularizing paradigm
would promote democratic accessibility
and convenient evolution of educational systems,
transport and marketing of organic integrity
and win/win compassionate systems
to left-brain dominant calculators
either/or thinkers
without co-developed sacred feelings.
My other half
remains prime zero-rooted
in EarthMother’s primal health/wealth relationship
through non-violent communion,
Peaceful reign of eco-feminist EarthJustice
sacredly felt
and secular thought through
deep EarthTribe nutritional
regenerate bilateral intelligence.