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Healthy Life v UnWealthy Death

In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying,
Sogyal Rinpoche writes, unconvincingly,
to my left-grained dominant ears,

“No suffering,
however dreadful
[and even mortal]
is
or can be
meaningless
if it is dedicated
to the alleviation
of the suffering
of others.”

This abstract act of “dedication”
sounds suspiciously left-engrained
global monoculturing dominance
to me,
Looks like over-rationalization,
denatured theory of hypothesized sublimation,

Feels like arguments
for a spiritualized view of
disemobodied “sublimation” of sexual desires
that would merely replace,
by act of superego-divine willpower,
one disconnected set of sensory attractions
for another.

As if left-preyed reason
could control our natural
and spiritual flow of hormones,
the multicolored elixirs of right-trained connecting
and disconnecting feelings.

Anyway,
[kinda got lost in my analogy
which is more of a right-strained metaphoric
metphonic
polypathic
polyphonic non-verbal search for felt connections,
primal reconnections
preconnections
unconnections
co-relations
positive and negative
attachments and aversions
empowerments and disillusionment],

I can imagine:

No suffering
loss
humiliation
excommunication
death of organic
left-prayed dominant EgoSystem,
however dread-filled,
is
or can become,
meaningless
if this event
can be connected,
and constantly reconnected
to enlightening
and thereby empowering
the alleviation of Others
ecosystemic suffering
loss
degradation
disconnection
apartheid,

Death of an organic
right-light prominently absorbing
Whole Open EarthSystem
of spiraling
revolving
Life and Death

Reweaving
ReGenerations,
MultiRegenerations,
InterConnections
of life systemic
sacred Power

Secularized Light,

BiLaterally resilient
Positive Universal-Unitarian
Strong-InterFlowing
Yang-Yin Energy,
BiCamerally Bright.

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Healthiest Wealth of Loyalty

We each and all have, I suspect,
a universal rightbrain multicultural awareness
that patriotism
risks degenerating into leftbrain fascism,

Isolating nationalism
self-righteously defending militaristic supremacy
and patriarchal privilege of an apartheid State
moving toward fear-mongered isolationism
supporting competitively debating
predative politicization
of capitalism

Rather than recognizing ourselves
as nations resting and wrestling
and co-investing
on interdependent continents
articulating green/blue loyalty to Earth
and no less nation
or solitary incontinence.

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From What I Hear Here

What you hear
may depend on where you sit
to listen.

What our left hemispheres hear
as cross-pollinating,
redundant,
occasionally manic strings
of inbred analogy,

Between physical and metaphysical
between secular and sacred
between ecological power
and theological light
correlational relationships

Our right hemispheres
see and feel
as polypathic
polyphonic
polyvagal
bilateral metaphor

Polynomial entertaining truths
for symmetrical beauty,

Healthiest stable wealth
is impregnably fluid safety.

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Damp Grey Climate

On rain drenched mornings
words may feel too heavy
to absorb dense Truth,

May smell too bleached
to taste thin Beauty,

May sound too restrictive
to recreate revolutionary visions.

Yet, absence of words
may sound too drenched
in universal drizzle
to comfort,
to circulate lively blood
for warm interior climate cleansing

Rain water
distilling
tomorrow’s more fertile
silent soil
silk skinned soul.

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Sacred Revolution

Language shapes perception

As noticing natural communications
without spiritual prejudice
nuances verbal expression,
articulation

And re-articulation,
even revolutionary sublimation,
more occasionally
win/win complex emergence
standing apart from win/lose chaos.

Past enculturation
filters historical experience
preferring predictable resonance,
conservation of unchanging paradigms,
preformed frames of reference,
over cognitive-affective dissonance,
nudging and nuancing revolutions,
emergent creolizing re-articulation,
transubstantiating elements,
positive energy,
subtle empowerment,
nuanced enlightenment,

Across double-binding boundaries
of secular conserving frames
and sacred
liberally flowing
paradigms.

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Vermin

Whoever said
Landlords have all the power
Knows that of which I speak:

Reading land leases.
Not a normal pastime,
but perhaps because
I have not read even one
written in compassion’s voice
and not retribution’s
self-empowering choice.

Thou shalt not
do anything
to attract
vermin
or pests.

No composting,
no vegetable gardening,
no careless garbage bags outside.
We retain the right to change our minds
without cause
or notice
about your little bird feeders too.

Vermin or pests.
Such choice of language
sounds King James Version jarring
denigrations of Old Testament
sinister degradation
predation.
I keep waiting for other pathogenic threats
like leprosy
to appear in these forbidding rental contracts.

And why vermin or pests?
Are there some vermin
royal white privileged landlords
wouldst not as well define
as pest?

Although I can think of pests
respectable people would not reference
as vermin–
or not into a live microphone
at Republican Conventions
for not least is best.

Vermin.
Why not rodents and insects?
Cause we know our landlords
are speaking pejoratively
of enterprising rats
and homey nesting mice
as disgustingly not nice.

So
if I were to put up bat houses
for those who would happily devour mosquitoes,
am I helping with this sacred anti-vermin cause
or offending golden contractual rules,
or both,
somehow?

How refreshing it would be
to read
and reread
compassion-driven leases.

To find that Impossible Dream lease
where all creatures are respected
and everybody knows
to read
and write
and speak
and act
in cooperative WinWin
playing nice
rather than ragging
on flies and mice

As merely pestilent vermin
infesting a place
that used to have highest
and best punishing value.

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Enrichment

What opposes enlightenment?

Endarkenment?
You know, like dusk,
evening,
end of a day
through end of time
on living Earth.

What opposes empowerment?

Disempowerment.

What might oppose Earth’s enlightenment
and/or empowerment?

For me
or throughout all multiculturing history?

Possibly both?

I see ego darkness,
depression,
fecklessness?
inability to cause
and/or perpetuate health,
safety,
individual powerlessness.

Do disease
and insecurity
and lack of effective power
feel like ways of experiencing poverty,
absence of healthy robust choice
for you,
as seems to be true of my experience?

Yes,
but poverty does not feel like a synonym
for dark feelings
or disempowerment.

Poverty, like racism,
feels more political,
economic,
more ecosystemic.

What is the opposite of ecosystemic enlightenment
and/or empowerment?

Ego isolation,
unsystemic pathological darkness
and/or disempowerment,
disease,
nonemployment,
absence of meaning or purpose,
economic depression,
recession,
political suppression,
dissociative sublimation,
narcissistic idolatry,
monoculturing rage,
violent zero-sum win/lose capitalism,
religious-cultural apartheid,
ecopolitical suicide,
globally generic genocide,
climate exhaustion,
ego-autonomous annihilation

Do these seem to oppose global
and individual
and local enrichment
for you?
as they do for me.

Perhaps what opposes positive multilateral energy
is always some unilateral form,
political
personal
familial
social
psychological
neurological
theological
ecological
economic
cultural
religious,
of impoverishing experience.

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Deep Breathing Muse

A poem relies on words
in a communal way
that a song need not
explicit languaged lyrics.

Great communion loves
rely on compassion’s voice
in a polypathic way
beyond life’s primal need
to share polyphonic feelings,
rhythm
patterns
tone
harmonic and dissonant
music,

Often silent
yet synergetic,
fused,
unconfused,
amused,
musing.

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Social Engagement

She says she’s fine with it

With social distancing

It’s her normal defiant
absence of resonant integrity.

In fact,
thanks to the magic of World Wide Webs
she now has all day
to bask in messages she can choose
as resonant
and “bad” humored dissonant
social engagement
and political disengagement,
empowering
and disempowering
now her whole day/night choice
of sounds good-humored sung
and bad-rumored hung
out for risky social distance voice.

Polyphonic prosody
is like polypathic integrity
except older,
often wiser,
healthier
and wealthier.

Harmonic humored sounds
predict virally rumored rounds
of global ego/eco-therapy,
bicamerally wiser resonance,
bilaterally health systemic resilient
and wealth politically economic

Power tensions,
as my oppositionally defiant daughter
might more mindfully intend,
resound “Fine!!!!!!!!!!!”
roared like a weapon
might not(not) question double-rewinding Fine?
if you could ask me nicely for a hug
so we return to smiling, Fine

As pastel hugs
and shrugs
dawning viral light.

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