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A Place For Everyone

My EarthMom,
whom I worshiped without question
at least until age ten,
often repeated,
“A place for everything
and everything in its place.”

She was usually talking about kitchen tools,
but I took this issue of place
more personally.

By age ten,
I knew universal hospitality
and redemption
do not invite
or even intend
to include me.

Well-placed safe homes
exclude me,
out of place
in a heterosexual world view
and no natural
or spiritual place to hide
except trembling within demonic secrecy.

It took me awhile,
at least a couple decades
of shunning my beloved Mom

To realize my placement problem
has less to do with choosing to hide
in my out of place closet,
and everything to do
with unquestioned dogmatic homophobia
carrying on in the family room.

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DeathChoice VaticanVoice

Dear Bishop Michael Cote, Doctor of Divinity
through pre-historic untold ages
through reborn renaissance stages
through industriously energetic praises
through enlightenment phases
through empowerment dysphasia

Some of us lesser health care practitioners,
good faith social workers,
teachers,
parents and grandparents,
uncles and aunts,
and ecofeminist inter-religious allies
of LGBTQ souls

Working with, not judging against,
supporting, not hate-crime creating,
helping up, not knocking down,
faithful to God’s multicultural
polyculturally robust EarthCreation,

Are hoping you will let the Vatican know
we can no longer support Roman Catholic
xenophobic
homophobic
sexphobic
non-elite caste-phobic dogma
traditions of elitist patriarchal apartheid.

We can no longer support Vatican Teachers
Preachers
WitchDoctors
Superstitious Fear and AngerMongers,
Western-Roman White Male Supremacists,
financially or emotionally,
naturally or spiritually,
ecologically or theologically.

Our LGBTQ sacred experience
of healthy LifeCulture wealth
does not classify same gender erotic feelings
and other mutually collaborative eco-political actions
as Sin,

As absence of robust virtue,

As missing the mark of multicultural communion,
regenerative Creation’s healthiest fertile wealth.

We further hope you might enlighten us,
especially those of us already among Rome’s
faithful sanctified,
Those already recognized throughout church history
as essential GodSent saints,
bishops,
archbishops,
deacons,
cardinals,
popes,
crusaders,
missionaries,
monastics,
celibates,
contemplatives,
mystics,
moral ethicists,
church attorneys,
ecclesial accountants,
sacred property administrators,
liturgical planners,
collegiate through preschool teachers,
priests who are
and have been
and will be born
and have been born again
in living lesbian waters
gay flowers
bisexual plants
queer pansexuality
transgender
polygender non-binary,

Each with a unique
GodCreated narrative
that includes no more or less sexual orientation choice
than does your own story,
presumably 100% heterosexual nonchoice,
inherited,
gifted,
graced.

Why is minority,
non-elite,
suffering servant status
not part of the VaticanTeaching
healthy GodCreation story?

Why is unconscious desire
to defy valued heterosexual norms
by masking deeply subconscious
economic and political suicide choices
a pre-pubescent sinful development
at a time of relentlessly rooted
economic health and political safety choices
essential to your own
absence of non-heterosexual spiritual
natural experience?

Why are conscious grace-filled fruits
of honest
transparent
vulnerable
integral
compassionate
loving desire for multiculturally healthy EarthCommunion
not among
your taught synonyms
for divine blessing of poor in spirit
disenfranchised by aggressive patriarchal nature
disempowered in ecological
system-balancing knowledge
unenlightened about systemic theological
hierarchical
monocultural

Is less co-operatively holistic
than inter-faith re-ligioning
reconnections,
polycultural holy communions,

Not so red Roman patriarchal
celebrating green humane/divine matriarchal
lilies of the fields
meadows
green pastures,
integrity of LifeCulture’s natural/spiritual potential

To transmogrify organic elements
of our passion
power
light
as God’s true and beautiful
humane/divine
multiculturally pleasing
Saints

And monoculturing sinners, all,
but not through lack of discipling Earth’s HealthIntegrity
by having chosen
to become non-heterosexually erotic,
exotic,
non-normative,

Nor having ever chosen to non-elite risk
in exchange
for health/wealth heterosexual reproductive
eco-political hegemony

StraightWhiteMale patriarchal empowerment
and exclusively sacred
anthro-privileged enlightenment

Intolerant
of any sexual/sensory sin
certainly not accepting inclusive eros enfranchisement,
nor ever sacredly esteeming non-elite sensory empowerment,
instead excommunicating our most holy enspirited
experiential communions

Transubstantiating mediating communicators
supposedly created to support
empower
enlight us
as God chose to gracefully make
all Earth’s regenerative LifeGiving PolyCultures

Working and playing win/win together
throughout catholic
multicultural Church History
of queer saints
male-secretary infatuated popes
pansexual Psalmists
LGBTQ ecclesial teachers and lawyers and financial officers
translators
academics

And extended ecofeminist
Holy Green Spirit ecologists
holonic catholic economic
ecosystemic
ChristianCreation theologists
reflecting on God’s angelic alliances
transubstantiating experiential communion
of LGBTQ Saints and Lovers
and Extended HolyFamily
remembered and long forgotten
Elders among us
on this Epiphany of AllSaints EarthDay.

Please advise False VaticanTeachers
we are unwilling to continue co-investing
in Patriarchal Sin
because MulticultureCreatorGod
does not invest in,
does not bless,
sins of omitting
Earth’s own health wealthy King/Queendom
at Left/Right Hand
bilaterally transubstantiating
experiential InterFaithed Culture communion

Restoring healthy EarthJustice
by not continuing to invest
in unwealthy StraightWhiteMale dominant ignorance,
sin
and superstition

As if CreatorGod/Dess
looked and sounded
communicated and communioned
unsubstantiated thoughts and feelings
appropriate to a foolishly Naked
RightWing dogmatic
Straight White Emperor,
proclaiming sacred ProLife
is DeathChoice
VaticanVoice.

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Pandemic Problems

The primary climate pandemic problem
has something to do
fix
overpower
our Big Verbal ToDominate

In Vocations listing about our best LeftBrain answers
pat and privileged
before deep RightBrain feeling quests
are evenly invited
into Earth’s deliberating DNA dialogue,
much less the likelihood of full and equal engagement
in healthy ecosystemic destinies,
LeftBrain manifest
or RightBrain OtherWise

Co-invested bequests,
regenerative requests
following generations of inquests

Into healing vengeful wounded climates
by re-investing in cooperative co-ownership
rather than more StraightWhiteMale privileged
competitive
repetitive climate degeneration.

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Pandemic-Climate Health Recovery Team

In Colchester, CT,
and possibly in your town too,
we have a LongTerm ReCoVery Committee
looking at 20/20 prevision
for post-pandemic climate health revisions
for wealthy local and global EarthJustice.

So, what have I noticed
that might be economically
and ecologically win/win useful?

In a post-pandemic
post-Trump StraightWhitePatriarchal-capitalist cabal,
post-BusinessAsUsual monoculturing economic climates
of All-Or-Nothing
Either-Or
Win-Lose competitive health-care,

We over-value
fundamentally left-brain privileged subconscious
and/or unconscious bipolar Lose-Lose
absolutist
supremacist
xenophobic
anthropocentric slimates;

For sorta virally nasty primates
and for our actively curious win/win compassionate
engaged allies
restorative justice and peace mediators
co-invested witnesses
co-empathic cooperatively co-mentors?

For political,
ecological,
and possibly even win/win systematic theological,
mutual
and eco-spiritual,
physical
and metaphysical,
compassionate verbal
and non-verbal
therapeutic mediating communication systems
at our local bioregional level.

  1. Our natural and internationally commodified food
    distribution systems
    are less cost/effectively efficient
    and less environmentally friendly
    than old-fashioned
    local cooperative gardens and family farms
    organically planned
    and community implemented
    to deliver fresh locally grown
    cooperatively-owned,
    produced
    and privately
    and commercial-public
    health and wellness wealth consumed.
  2. Chronically stressed
    by social-polarized politically
    and economically divesting
    unraveling distancing,
    human nature looks for more multicultural ways
    to reconnect with nearby domestic
    win/win healthy and safer Animated Natures.

I have neighbors who had to take a number
to adopt a rescued dog.

I have neighbors whose household income is so reduced
they could afford to continue pet health care
cooperative consumer-owned insurance payments
if a local vet petcare network
with sliding fee and volunteer time-equity payment plans
were available.

I suddenly have a lot of neighbors
who are way more cooperatively invested
in the win/win companionship
of their healthy non-mask wearing dogs
and cats
than they are in masked
or unmasked me.

[Which is OK
because I’ve found myself reduced
more recently seduced
by the sexiness of a MotherTree
standing starkly now this autumn
in Her scandalous scaled
unmasked
unleafed
vulnerable
transparently communicating
nudity.]

  1. I was waiting
    at least six feet apart
    in the Goodwill line
    eighteen miles outside Colchester
    remembering a mom
    who is also an Economic Development Commissioner
    observing that Colchester lacks
    clothing
    and household goods retail
    because we are a population under-scaled,
    not yet over-infested with win/lose big-box
    retailed
    bought-and-sold
    corporate monocultural
    capitalist economic systems
    overpowering cooperative networks.

And I’m remembering
all the consumer fun I had,
when my kids were still children,
shopping in good-used consignment shops;
a more suburban version
of Goodwill
cooperative-urban.

Then I remembered Colchester,
a new location to me
moved in during this pandemic,
is quietly rural
and village bedroom community,
where sweaters
under and over my arms
wait to travel with me
to our new home;

These may well have come
from Colchester to Norwich,
waiting to travel back again.

I wonder
what it would be like
to have local clothing and household goods
shopping options while riding bike
to a local CoOp and ConSignment Shop

Where good used stuff is further discounted
for CoOp consumers and re-salers,
owner co-managers
include a multicultural/disabilities
human resource savvy
LongTerm Win/Win RePurposing Team.

  1. I also noticed
    I have become so horribly contained
    by our national and international addiction
    to win/lose partisan debates
    and vicious circle entertainments
    and mutually antagonistic
    economically viscous capitalistic political assumptions

I forget Earth’s more Whole EcoSystemic
Win/Win regenerative economics
politically empowering,
cooperatively mediating,
mentoring long-term restorative
resilient regeneration

Through Her long-term climate
of health/wealth-care
cooperative wellness trends.

I’ve been listening to local candidates
for democratically healthy leadership positions,

Noticing how many are attorneys,
trained well by and for an adversarial
self-advertising debate
left-brain dominant
punishing win/lose competitions
in eco-political
non-communicating
non-virtuously imprisoning
partisan debate

Rather than discussing
long-term reconnecting peace opportunities
for local/global
ego/eco-compassionate co-investment.

I also remember
one of many recent zooming conversations
I’ve tried not to have
since Marching 20/20

Listening to an attorney
retrained by win/win-seeking
restorative justice mediating
therapeutic process
progressively mentoring more of a deep listening
multiculturally intelligent
bicamerally balancing
good secular/sacred,
ecological/theological/neurological

Interfaith news
re-ligioning eco-political compassionate communication
for cooperatively empowering
community developing
health/wealth-care systems

And collaboratively enlightening
wealth/health care EarthJustice
local/global
poli/economic
polypathic win/win
cooperative network development.

Colchester
must already include
attorneys
and public/private health-care financial investors
and business LeftBrain dominant win/lose
non-fundamentalistic moderators,
more win/win evangelizers,
mentors anticipating other multiculturally ecosystemic thinkers
and collaborative feelers,
deductive/inductive balanced teachers and parents,
preachers and win/lose penitents
capable of 20/20 envisioning/revisioning
win/win compassionate communication

For healthier and wealthier
resilient,
indigenously and multiculturally resonant,

[post-pandemic lose/lose,
post-win/lose
anti-ecologically misanthropocentric risks]

For Long-term regenerative
health/wealth-care,
post-pandemic climate restoration

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The Americans

“I do not see what right any one would have
to object to calling this part
[the South American mainland],
after Americus
who discovered it
and who is a man of intelligence,
Amerigen,
that is, the Land of Americus,
or America:
since both Europa and Asia
got their names from women.”
Matthias Ringmann, cartographer, 1507

With the bringing down of statues
and the renaming of sacred temples,
I am reminded of Biblical tearing down
of shrines to Baal,
the turning of politically and religiously correct
cultural backs and shoulders,
hands and feet,
heads and capital investments
away from our own idolatrous sins
of anthro-centric history.

Fair enough,
but, to gaze upon which new god
and goddess?
Green and Black sacred lives,
and red blood of The Lamb
and yellow SonLight
and blue Marian EcoFeminist
and ultra-nonviolet EarthMother Moon.

So many colors to choose
or not to choose
yet avoid new temples to Baal;

A crisis of risk and opportunity
dissonance and resonance
divestment and investment
degenerative and regenerative intent.

A critical discernment
between infamous and famous,
natural pathology and spiritual health.

What surprises me
in this current revolutionary purging
of racism
and violent colonialism
and rapacious patriarchalism
and perniciously predative mono-sexism
and almost hopeless anthropocentrism
is the resilience of Amerigo
[also Americus] Vespucci,
extractively merchanting
and mapping
and scientific explorer source
for “America”.

We had, in the 1500s,
The Americas,
South, then North
invested cartographers
led by Mr. Americus.

Indigenous populations,
now become Native Americans
in North America,
also used maps,
if not externally sketched in two dimensions,
then internally felt in spacetime four
spiraling through green seasons
of nutritional communication
bearing future fruit
and healthy seeds
and wealthy wombs.

Then came the United States of America.
Not, more humbly,
United States of North America
in part
because mappers and Earthologists
were not yet in resonant agreement
about whether this wild new West,
although now clearly not East India
with NearEast Indians,
is one united continent
or now eroded into two.

Here,
anthropoids had a choice,
to honor academic investor Americus
as next to godliness,
or,

Recognizing that fame does not become us,
further invest this new global map
in rediscovered new age Western Earth,
lying in sacred direction of divine sunset
for those cartographers
and astrologers
residing in full moon rising Europa

Before these United States of America
and without the bondage of critical events
in EuroCentric historic story,
neither infamous nor famous
indigenous risk takers
and opportunity seekers
built temples
to deities Amerigo
found idolatrous

Which he might also have considered
as further resourced roots
of gods and goddesses
appropriate to Black and Brown and Green Lives Mattering
to RedBlooded EarthTribes
of saints and sinners
resonant and dissonant

Regenerative and degenerative
cooperatively co-invested and competitively divested

Win/win communal and win/lose capitalistic,
interdependently incorporated
and violently individualistic,

Liberal in democratic love
and stingy with constipated constitutional conservatism,
ecofeminist and egopatriarchal,
Green ReBidenuclear
and Red UberTrumpian.

Statues of,
and temples dedicated to, Americus
are difficult to find,
thus,
even more difficult to tear down.

But,
for those who can recreate such sacred history,
systematic theology,
ecology of healthy and pathological relationships,
neurological psychology,
polypathic muse-cology
of polyphonic risk
and opportunity,
the first moment of cultural exhale
invites individual climate purgation,

This much is obvious
to our natural senses,

However,
our second moment of inhale,
this is my returning revolutionary question,

Will we replace academic extractive Amerigo
with Uniting Global States
of GreenBlue Earth?

Or something more idolatrous
like patriarchal
racist
and revengefully capitalistic
UberTrumpian Baal?
NeoColonizing Hate and Fear?
MonoCulturing Anger?
Lone AnthroWarriors of Narcissus?
Naked White Emperors of Americus?

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Zealots and Evangelists

Within sleepy sheep folds
of retributive divine justice
postponed til kingdom comes
and diva queens go
to hell where we sinfully belong
like all unfaithful Negroes
refusing to shuck and jive
custody of bicameral eyes
and disconnection of stereophonic ears,

Discovering within these quiet unexamined folds
remains an uncreative fundamental tension
between evangelical healing justice
and bad faith zealotry,

Between good news of God’s universal EarthLove
and dark colonizing missionary zeal
to overpower alien health and happiness,
compassion and gratitude for global regenerate nature
spiritual nondualism.

Zealotry of StraightWhiteMale scriptural reconstructions
in Western roots fed by colonization memories
of overpowering violence.

Evangelical multicultural good news
roots are living watered
by creolizing necessities,
communal simplicity,
non-elite sufficiency
found in multiculturing non-violent domestic herstories,
communication circles ecofeminist
compassioned philosophies
of ecologically green resonant theology,
restorative win/win EarthJustice,
permacultural health-system therapies.

Zealotry is born of punishing bad faith
in colonizing memories.

Evangelism is born of healing good faith
in polycultural creolizing visions.

Zealotry is extrinsically LeftBrain dominant
and anti-Christlike.

Evangelism is intrinsically RightBrain prominent
and EarthCreation healing.

Which version of Christianity
do you find supported
by Republican StraightWhiteMale TrumpCards?

How might this compare unfavorably
to GreenDemocrat ecofeminist compassion therapy
if you are more of a Gospel Health-Crusading Evangelical?

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Planning for Grace

Last night I arrived very late
for a GRACE planning team meeting.
GRACE’s mission advocates against
all things racist,
whether systemic
or the normal chaos of hate
and sin
against everyday non-violent win-win
choices
policies
procedures
positions
platforms political and economic
sacred and secular
sociological and neurological.

I stepped into discussion of a thesis
that all policies are either racist
or anti-racist.

We were trying out various policies
to see if we could discover which they were.
This reminds me of a popular radio show
outing “HIDDEN RACISM!”

This discernment process
also reminds me of a hiring incident
in our Southern Region
In which a job description
with preference for academic credentials
over indigenous democratic leadership experience
led to hurt feelings of being disrespected
and concerns about systemic white male privilege
within our Unitarian Universalist Association
for egalitarian
and interdependent compassion.

Are budgeting procedures
that begin with authority of last year’s status quo
and are then incrementally nuanced
through recommendations of currently empowered authority figures,
like Treasurers
and CFOs
and Board of Invested,
often age Infested,
Directors,
racist or anti-racist?

Is prejudice just about policies
that must be bilaterally explicated
as healthy or unhealthy for inclusive empowerment,
or is white male privilege also hidden in our procedures,
our therapeutic proposals,
our strategic plans
to do more of the ZeroSum same,
whatever that may competitively be?

What about all our communications,
verbal and non-verbal,
personal and public?

What about all our investments
of time
and money
and positive or negative
or ambivalently uncommitted attitude?

And are all these things
just racist or anti-racist?
Or might they also be
egopatriarchal or ecofeminist,
ageist or multigenerationally inclusive,
nonbinary-phobic or pansexual,
aristocratic or democratic,
communal or capitalistic,
cooperative or competitive,
polycultural or monocultural,
WinWin or LoseLose,
NonZeroSum or ZeroSum,
RightBrain prominent or LeftBrain dominant,
non-violent or violent?

I can hardly wait to read more
about this thesis or antithesis
to find out what I may have missed
all my racist or anti-racist years.

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Gadflies and HoneyBees

Where to begin
in the middle of cold and dark
winter’s solstice,
healthy green life’s time
of impeachment,
excommunication,
dormancy?

Where does this all rightfully
and left sacredly end?

These are expansive gadfly questions,
problems,
issues of complexly dipolar reason,
leftbrain dominant
either-or thinking
we are either thinking or feeling
rather than conscious of both,
and neither sufficient
without the necessary other.

Light
and passion
win competitive evolutions
only to lose cooperative revolutionary
awareness,
dipolar and co-arising,
bipolar and co-exhaling.

We dissociate cognitive reason
from rightbrain’s more original intuitive-sourced feelings.

Unitarian-Universalists,
like balanced Taoists,
advocate our 7th Principle
about interdependent
intersectional
co-passioning webs
of non-violent life communing love,
passion,
cooperative empowerment,
bicameral egopatriarchal/ecofeminist
yang-yintegrity
spatial-temporal
NonZero-Sum Win/Win contextual
counter-capitalism multicultural,
bilateral
WinLeft’s liberal egolove
to WinRight’s healthiest conservational ecolife.

So, let’s not continue
beginning with a full-spectral blue
and red
and ultra-violet synergy,
but confine our response
to questions not yet leftbrain asked

And notice, instead, dark and light green,
in-between sunny courage yellow
and curious and long-hidden orange,

Merging and emerging
what comes after RightWing Red depressions
of Earth’s healthiest well-being values.

If Earth’s children are, sometimes
not-straight
not-white
not-male,
not particularly egocentric,
not especially competitive,
more artistic and wounded, perhaps,

And not necessarily human,
maybe a chick,
or a colt,
a cub,
pup,
kitten,
calf,
a matriarchal egg, etc.

And,
you are a Wise EcoFeminist Elder,
an organic gardener
looking out for your healthy flock,
your child with disabilities,
your own chronic climate anxiety of win/lose stress,
expecting Aspergerish cooperative co-arising warm compassion
in-between memories of win/lose competitions
and images of future win/win cooperative democratic empowerment
through co-invested polypathic communication,
polynomial relationship,
polyphonic compassion.

You probably would think/feel yourself merely reponsible
for protecting your co-empathic young
from white predative nationalist hate,
from self-unfulfilling prophets of egalitarian apartheid
without hope of interdependent healthy regenerativity,

You would probably want to be reassured that:

1. Your young adult understands what s/he will be hearing
is driven by leftbrain competitive
either/or
emotionally dissociated
deductive/reductive dominating
egocentric
monocultural identity,
semi-consciousness,
at best, no more elitist right
than non-elitist wrong.

2. The right to free and responsible speech
(U-U Principle Four)
has a reverse corollary,
usually unconsciously assumed

S/he has the freedom not to listen
to unfree
dissociated
potentially toxic
one-sided presentations
and leftbrain lopsided verbal debates
with straw ecofeminist
green
cooperative social investors,
voters,
residents,
indigenous citizens of sacred MotherEarth
before denizens of any nation-identified State,
or supremacist Tribe.

3. I would not think/feel
I am “coddling” my adolescent dependents,
whether human in formation
or a yearling pony,
by inviting them to anticipate discussion
with win/win non-violent intent,

That we are good
and natural
and healthy
and democratic
to assume restorative green resilience
of all ecosystems
and all subclimates,
whether internal or external,
whether yin or yang,
whether unitarian or universal,
whether ecofeminist or egopatriarchal,
whether sacred Left interdependent ecosystemic
or secular Right egocentric capitalists,

Dialogue is always a healthier choice
for a wise green energy democracy
then violent
overly competitive debates,
with zero-sum win/lose relational/nutritional assumptions

As if win/lose capitalism makes democratic nurturing sense
despite win/win empowering green
original sacred-mind and secular-body
bilateral revolutionary intent,

Where rational regenerative history
greets intuitive resonant mystery
with deep green learning respect.

4. And we are not really ‘coddling’
to rationally expect non-violent discussion
begins with compassionate win/win listening
for points of cooperative agreement,

Usually more significant
than win/lose points of runaway disagreement,
regardless of cultural color appreciation
or species gratitude,
or the healthier humor of leftbrain egopatriarchal dominance
passionate about cooperative rightbrain ecofeminist prominence.

Reason-rooted StraightWhiteMale gadflies
sometimes have trouble hearing
and appreciating the interdependent power
of 7th interdependent identity principles
in balance with
1st co-relational
co-passionate dignity principles

Of egalitarian freedoms to speak
and interdependent responsibilities
to listen for win/lose issues
to discern win/win cooperative resolutions.

Gadflies may tolerate
dissonant monoculturing fascist risks,
rather than resonantly co-responding
with confluent
polyculturing
interdependent opportunities,
which are more of a honey bee
kind of humming green consciousness,
both wealthy mind-thought
and healthy body-felt.

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LeftBrain Trauma

My leftbrain deductive reason
now sadly sees 16/20,
since 2016 a patriarchal white privileged hierarchy
of orthodox RightWing religious social history,

Where I am either egomaniacally at the self-righteous top
of my competitive win/lose hierarchical game,
or I am a victim,
bottom-feeder
bleeder prey,
mortally morally wounded,
living in the treacherous and hated boundary
between today’s fading hellish life
and inevitable loss of leftbrain dominant reason
for autonomously existing
merely to survive
for yet another depressing
rainy Monday of meaningless
sold-out
grey capital-monopolistic
Business as either/or
win/lose degeneratively natural
normative
spiritless
deprived
depraved predation
extraction….

Meanwhile
My more both/and co-empathic rightbrain
inducting fluid 20/20 emotions
feels ecofeminist
[not ego-militant]
green, yet full-spectrum,
multicultural warm Earth-lattice of interdependent circles,

Reverse revolving matriarchal
anti-hierarchical encultured
imprinted
co-passioned empowering
non-violently embedded
resonantly wombed
intersectionally organic
transubstantiating left intelligence disempowering
into right wisdom, up inside down,
creolizing
win/win positive healthy communication
of interactive win/win hope,
resiliently enduring faith,
robustly wealthy webs,
not so much either/or walls,
of polypathic
polyphonic
polynomially ZeroZone balancing
binomial
bilateral
bicameral compassion,

Belonging,
safety,
enduring warm significance,
accompaniment,
curious cooperative inquiry
and co-investing trust

Despite leftbrain’s hierarchical non-elite
non straight
non white
non male bottom-bleeder victimization,

RightBrain’s most robust
resonant
and resilient EarthTribe
remembering 20/20 fire circle multicultural singers
and polycultural liturgical dancers,
lyrical speakers
who non-violently listen
with well-balanced co-passioning breath

Bicameral heart-beaters
compassion power,
energy,
healthy democracy of left with right
GoldenRule balancing climates
through positive health co-investment.

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Unbright Intellectual Snobbery

When I was in grade school
I was, already,
on my leftbrain dominant path
toward acting the intellectual snob.

This, in large part
my best offense,
my trump card, sadly,
against marginalizing prejudice
of our community’s non-farmer economic
and political Elite;

The few kids
whose parents went to college
and/or inherited some above-the-norm property
business, preferably not agribusiness,
professional service assets
even the most straight white male
would appreciate
like doctors
and nursing wives,
two income households
with academic bright credentials.

By the time I reached high school
being on, or at least within sight of,
the top of my class,
and president of as much political property as possible,
or at least vice-president,
became my trump card
for getting out of rural SWM oppression,
depression,
suppression,

Where I was not safe,
back in the 1960s rural midwest,
and I could never possibly matter,
become one of the local community’s Elite,
a pillar of church and state
while overcoming the guilt and shame
of being the queer son
of a below median income family farmer.

Intellectual snobbery
was my leftbrain overwhelming defense
against rightbrain amygdala loneliness,
extreme social-sexual isolation,
drowning in cortisol-baptized self-stigmatization.

Leftbrain dominant academic skills
were my best offense
for succeeding out in urban
urbane
multicultural
cosmopolitan
singing and dancing
democratically compassionate
win/win feeling and acting society.

The only healthy society
that mattered;
where I could possibly matter,
and become transparent
and vulnerable
and connected
and safe.

That defensive snobbery
still, in 2020 hindsight,
lives in my deepest closet,
longing for warmer
more inclusive acceptance,
invitation,
compassion

For right brain radical interdependence
with those of us,
regardless of income
and lack thereof,
regardless of self empowerment
and lack thereof,
capable of engaging
and energizing this tragic comedy
of small staged love lives,

Rural and urbane
Healthy and wealthy
Ego and eco-therapeutic
Left and right brained
Smart and warmly co-passionate
Proud and humble

Divinely humane
playing more win/win trump cards
through more cooperative co-investment.

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