My Body

You invited me to bring
some object of great regard,
And so I present My Body.

A marvelous sensory object
perfect in so many feeling ways
I dare not count
or shout
or flout it through my days.

Unlike my home
where some rooms I like
just as and where they are
and others could be larger
or a wee bit smaller,
and further back or front,
less up and more down
to better accommodate this perfectly aging body,

All my inside parts are perfectly placed,
even my mealtime’s exhaustive plumbing space,
I’ve grown systemically proportioned,
and synergetic’ly refunctioned,
integrally ecologized with marvelous winning grace
and apparent co-relational ease of pace,
although dis-ease does threaten inside grief
as outside gratitude
to leave room for younger climate minds;
Who healthy best remember
this cherished
richly robust EarthBody.

My garden would be magnificent
if as organically functioned
as my organs
and my digits
and my senses of magical sight
and sound
and tasty touch and feeling
good wealth object-ives for lunch this day.

I mention house and garden
because these objects, too,
I cherish
and yet they feel less sacred,
worthy of awe and wonder from you
than this body
which I usually cover up,
especially when going out for lunch,
unless you would rather that I not?

Perhaps you would prefer
I had brought what’s left of my right mind,
to more objectively share,
critically compare;
Rather than leave this gloriously embodied self
wide open
for your most remarkably startled glare,

Which was my original nutritional intent, you see
before you asked me,
To bring a specific icon,
my most noble ancient object
worthy of our admiring subjective stare.

And now in closing
I must confess
this body’s shy performance
finds life easier to bear
by imagining your well-seated bodies
in nothing less or more than underwear.


Reforming Democratic Faith

Seems like advocates for cooperatively-invested dialogue
are concerned about indoor classroom experiences
that feel a lot more like debate
or merely academic,
cold analysis of win/lose evolutionary history,
in which might proves rightwing kleptocratic victories
while lefter democratic peace voices
fade into non-violent
non-verbal communications
just among our oh-so-tolerant lefty hugging selves.

I’ve been talking to our Faith Formation Director
about why Unitarian-Universalist Universities
and are not
appropriate educational dialogue multicultures
for any faith formation,
active hope reformation,
compassionate therapy development,
climate health rather than more climate pathology.

It seems that good faith formation
precludes bad lack of trust deformation,
egotistic debate cultures
where winners take all
and losers run off in search of some safer classroom.

For me,
outdoor classrooms feel safer
for win/win multicultural dialogue
between nutritionally communicating allies,
consuming and producing healthy natural elements
like richer soil,
cleaner water,
better air,
balanced ego/eco-systemic climates
where distinctions between wealth and health
are held collectively for further refinement,
and not hoarded autonomously
for further isolating definitions
into either-or thinking
without sufficient emotional intelligence
for both health and wealth of feeling.

Outdoor classrooms
endorse dialogue
about how ecology and theology,
like science and sentience
outside and inside,
refine good trusting faith formation together
more left and right hemispheric
rightwing and leftwing heuristic exploration
toward in-between mutually cooperative discovery
uncovery of win/win potentialities,

Rather than all that inside classroom
business as supremely left-hemisphere academic
anthropocentric left v right debate
about whose cold calculating weapons
are best for overpowering warm organic tools
of Earth’s most polycultural producing healthy wealth.

Reforming left and right hemispheric dialogue
feels better,
naturally and spiritually,
holistically and holonically;
outside ecological relationships
forming good faith
of and for inside theological compassion.


Mr. and Mrs. Spratt

My father,
who tolerated no fat,
predicted I would do nothing right
or good,
much less healthy,
in my lifetime.

My mother,
absorbing nothing too mean or lean,
felt I could do nothing wrong
so probably later as well,
welfare wellness.

Neither my father,
or I
seemed particularly surprised
when I rose and fell
somewhere in-between
these two extremes,
as do we all
I suppose.

And yet I wonder
about my father’s hierarchical value structure,
placing perfection on Earth’s highest
thickest welfare state.

And remain silently awed
by my mother’s reverse-hierarchical terms
endearing depths of greatest compassion
for who is deeper
and thereby more robust
than whom.

I suppose this means something
about where sexuality conjoins

About triangular cognitive structures
amid diamond infolding co-relationships,
about 1’s
intersecting 0-Zones,
about light
foreshadowing dualdark reminders
of perfection,
about fullness of time
within timeless absence,
eternally co-arising.

neither Yang’s ominous
hierarchical value predictions
nor Yin’s generously interdependent
deep learning hopes,
sexual and sensual,
were all that helpful
for adolescent me,
struggling with spectral we.


Multicultural Wisdom

Interdependent awareness,
like environmental health,
values integrity above fragmentation,
cooperation above competition,

Mature ego strength,
multiculturally informed
and wisely matured,
values compassionate harmonic relationship
rooted in nutrition’s EarthMother Womb experience,

Original win/win intent,
precociously peace-filling,
exponentially justifying,
robustly synergetic healthifying,
profoundly co-operative
metamorphosis of One
into two,
born of EcoFeministic Wealth.

What astounds my leftbrain reason
is why I was not reminded of this personal
and political
and social
and psychological
and communication non-zero sum
synergetic-natural left
and integral-spiritual right
bilateral co-arising consensus
when I was in Kid’sGarden of environmental studies.

This astounding compassion
of synergetically deductive left intelligence
with integral inductive right purpose,
ecosystemically healthy,
was never mentioned by Dick or Jane,
except perhaps sung about
and danced around,
during high school commencement,

Rites of passage
remembering from where we have come
to imagine where we could be win/win going
bilaterally co-conscious,
explicitly informed,
bicamerally dialogical
implicitly re-formed
more than side-by-side together
yet ego-centrically disassociated,
leftbrain fragmented
dangerous absence
of synergetic healthy deductive Left
listens positive nutritionally
for wealthy inductive Right
as Yang synergetic dominance
to Yin integral co-arising

Deep learning powers of sacred/secular
eco/ego-therapeutic co-attachment

Is a much more effective deep learning motivator
than unsupported self-discipline
monoculturally alone.


Identity Issues and Opportunities

I asked my neurologist

So what would happen
if I suddenly switched from egocentric Left-hemisphere dominant identity
toward ecocentric Right-hemisphere prominent bilateral individuation
mutually refining co-arising thought/felt relationships,
sensory nutritional and/or toxic predominance.

Not to worry,
responds my socio-therapist,
You would probably notice,
possibly with some disappointment,
you are the same ego health centered identity
but now you have an entire planet of extended family
sharing cooperatively-owned and -managed EarthTribe
living in claustrophobic global climate
closing down healthy climax freedom
time of historic anthropocentric degeneration.

So, I gain kinship with the organic energy systems of Earth
but distracted by win/lose competitive capitalistic games
edging toward total Crash and Burn
while we bow under our competitive classroom desks
in fetal positions
waiting for the nuclear and automated ballistics
to hopefully hit somebody else’s poisoned neighborhood?

Well, that’s one ecosystemic scenario
that might come to lose/lose ego/eco-centered mind,
and don’t forget,
with right-hemisphere prominence,
your new-felt family
will bring you much comfort
in shared misery.

I’d rather join a win/win communion celebration.

More of a restorative potluck banquet?

With lots of singing and dancing.
talking while walking together,
speaking and listening,
planting and harvesting.


How PeaceWarriors Do It

The sacred power climax experience
of holy integrity
is more of a one time
of full-baptismal rebirth
into a depleting orgasmic fertility event
for horny patriarchs
of global monoculturally zealous redemption

Left-hemisphere dominant
West-hemisphere universal either/or commodified
monopoly on value of wealth,
disvalue of poverty, marginalization, abandoned, disowned,
divorced from wealth’s original health regenerative intent
DNA inspired/expired/transpired/OK, just plain spired,

Bilaterally spirited,
bicamerally effluent,
timeless flow-power
wombed and webbed,
seeded and Yin/Yang
Both/And egged.

Multiculturally healthy resonant climates
are more of this slow-grown experiential climax
and deja-vu all over again re-climax
peak and valley wave-linear
spiraling herstoric eco-mythic events
of ongoing MotherEarth reclimax;

More of a communal process
of mini-critical attachment/detachment events
recreating orgasmic fertile climates
for regeneratively cooperative
global forest/local multicultural tree-lover ecofeminists
resiliently co-invested
in intimately local polycultural intersectional frames
for viewing health/wealth creation co-arising processes;

ReCreative tensions
tipping points between
YangUniversal Either/Or thinking
YinUnitarian Both/And dialogical co-arising
feelings of polypathic co-attachment

To resilient spatial EarthPlace
and resonantly polyphonic ZeroSoul
GeoCentric BiNomial Time
for multiculturing
local with global
experience with theoretical
felt with thought
touched and listened
right with left
sacred why with secular what
resonant flow with resiliently wide
abundantly progressive freedom
yet non-extractive, non-violent revolutionary
peak peace-warriors
20-20 audio-visual 4D RealTime
= EarthJustice spacetime co-operating
transubstantiating communal interdependent
co-arising transportive communion experience

Every leaf
a rhythmic dance,
a multi-colored octave song-singing tree,
seen and heard
by those living in forests for bicameral ears
to hear Earth’s nurturing/taxing
waning/waxing climate feelings
healthy only when wealthy,
wealthy values only co-arising healthy resilient integrity

As radical as dancing energy
cooperatively trusting democratic co-invested choreographers,
MultiCultural EarthTribe communicators.
deep theo/eco-logical listening learners

Speaking in open
vulnerable invitations:
Listen, my children
and we shall together hear
here and now

Why we know we can walk our EarthLove talk
if we are old enough to sing while dancing
in warm wet womb memory
or imaged future compassion stories,
co-operative trust co-investments,
communion days and families and villages
of singing resonant mind Here
and dancing resilient body Now.


Wanted: Better Health Care Systems

I’ve heard it said,
and seen it done,

“This currency of capitalism
is the very venomous root of all evil.”

And, I’ve heard good cooperative capitalists say,
perhaps a bit too loudly,

“Not money, this root,
merely innocent paper and metal-based resource,
but human natural win/lose evolutionary greed,”

Selfish inhumane spirits indeed
are Earth’s rapacious demon seed.

This reminds me,
I’ve also heard it said,
and felt depressing loss,
that “Automated guns
are the root toxic cause of massive murder.”

I’ve also heard deer and quail unautomated hunters,
perhaps a tit for tat too defensively military unmindful,

“Not guns at moral fault,”
although not quite so innocent
ballistic metal-based,
or even plastic-paste resource
not the least bit recyclable,
“but human unnatural win/lose mental devolutionary madness.”
Shadowy spirits indeed,
such dark seed.

Seldom have I heard it said,
or felt lose/lose despairingly unresolved debate,
the better identified malignant root
of win/lose violent communications
and malignant divestments of anthropocentric inhumane nature,
is the unfortunate sociopathic RELATIONSHIP
between automated guns
and Might Makes Right
win/lose devolutionary natures,
darkly co-relational,
co-arising bipolar pathology issues
rotten detaching attachment seeds

Perhaps it would be helpful
if I could hear
what I have most often seen
transparently and vulnerably lose/lose
economic-political capital extracting
sexist failure to notice
co-arising internal/external tool and currency invested relationships,

These most persistently unhealthy dual roots
of anti-ecological,
win/lose economic failure
also the unfortunate politically sociopathic relationship
between capitalism’s commodifying monopoly
on FirstWorld accepted as entitled true value,
culturally tolerated
historic might makes right
competitive left-brain dominant greed,
fragmentation of left/right harmonic co-relational identity,
cognitive/affective dissonance chronic,
becoming acute,
critical ego/Earth climate dysfunctional lack of relationship risks
of long-term industrial revolutionary opportunities

Where MotherEarth
transparently and vulnerably,
courageously and curiously,
rightfully and co-responsibly nurtures
Either/Or polypaths
and Both/And polyphonic polynomials
producing/consuming polyculturally health-rooted outcomes,
nutritional win/win yields
more health/wealth cooperative
in bilaterally conscious minds,
humane hearts,
secular/sacred ungreedy
co-passioning souls.