Inordinate Questions

I’m sorry
if my glad questions
make you feel sad

But that
is not my intent
I assure you.

Given zero opportunity,
then zero risk
can become deadening
to those not yet dead

Perhaps I would
not be too intrusive
to ask if we might risk
speaking together.

What do we want
and/or apart?

Then let’s do that
and/or apart.

Then let us speak
and vote
and invest together again
to ask
How best regain cooperation

Now what do we want
and/or WinWin apart?

Then let’s do that…


Aint No Valley Deep Enuf

What my kids too often fail to notice,
and what I am guilty of weighing too lightly,
to avoid timely discernment,
are contrasts in density of opportunity
and toxicity of risks
hidden within our values and disvalues

Disvalues shallowly accepted for short-term Win-Lose strengths
of economic and political leverage,
to eventually overpower unwanted and mistrusted gifts
of an overly-secularizing
materialistically colonizing
disuniting society;

A national culture degeneratively disanimated,
unmotivated toward healthy-wealth
of restorative opportunities.

Values toward deep ecologically flowing sacred valleys
with dense and complex co-arising co-investments
in compassion
toward coherence,
more inclusively,
experientially powerful harmonic
than shallow dissonance,
perhaps because more multiculturally strong-rooted
in MotherEarth Valleys
of organically animated nutrition.

Nutritional density of Valley values
emerge historically rich and deeper,
more effective
than toxically shallow,
and cancerously Mountainous, disvalues
against aggressions
and Lose-Lose retributively over-powering models
sold by capital-invested marketers
for Business As Colonizing Usual,
advocating ever freer markets
but most free for competitive hoarders,
engorged mountains of dominant inheritance.

false promising NonElite YinValleys,
immigrants and aliens
and less apparently animated and mattered nature-spirits,
lose least
by accepting domestic economic commodification.
So Elite Yangs continue to LeftBrain dominate
with ecopolitically shallow,
inferior qualities of monocultural EmpireBuilding,
fundamentalism of Kingdoms too NotHeavenly disinvested from Earth,

Too mountainously captivated with fascism
waiting like gospel Advent seasons
in RightWing fantasies,
too shallow self-righteousness
for deep valley nutritional spiritual values
to re-establish nourishment
and restore ego/eco-therapeutic roots.

“The [deep] valley spirit never dies
It is the woman, primal Mother.”

So too,
the strong mountain nature only AdolescentEgo fades away,
Win-Win childhood innocent balance
gives way toward Win-Lose adolescence
fading on back toward Win-Win deep valleys of maturity.

Mountain nature is the AtMan,
primal FatherTime
of Yang/Yin CoRestorative Creationism,

Therapy appropriately applied
within all our most cooperatively trusted economic
and political
and extending family environments:

Natural Valley spirits
within cooperatively co-nurturing systems,

Religious colonizing
and Spiritual creolizing faiths,

Great Transitional polyculturing loves
and wondrous sacred polyphonic hopes,
rooted in deepest valleys
of polypathic
positive WinWin
bilateral-bicameral faiths.

What my kids too often fail to notice,
and what I am guilty of weighing too lightly,
are contrasts in wiser density of opportunity
and irrational toxicity of risks
hidden within our deep valley values
and mountainous disvalues
within ourselves
as without.


On My Beach

I’ve missed watching most clouds floating past
during this life,
probably better as a spectator sport
than an insider’s game.

I’ve missed most summer-fertile ferries
available in my life.
Usually watching from the shore,
passed by to wonder how it would feel
to see and smell and taste more
of exotic destinies and times,
tropical paradise
thick jungles and majestic ranges
feeding hungry oceanic eyes of other visitors
on this spinning miracle of life.

Perhaps in my next life
I will become a fairy
bringing those who say Yes!
to ancient plateaus of earthquake riding delight.


De-composting Love

Can you truly love a rock,
you’ve never directly seen or touched,
or some other relatively inanimate object,
like ego-centrism,
or a steel wall?

If so, then how is your love
different from a more unilateral “appreciate you”?

If not, then what is different between your “love”
and your “co-passions”,
passion with and toward,
but not “passionate energy received from,” necessarily,
or, Yes! Necessarily!?

How do you know your love is also co-passion,
reiterated and returned,
however un-equivalently expressed it may be?
Is this not a matter of positive teleological faith,
of enthymematic hope,
in that boundary time between stimulus and response,
before and after,
subject and objective,
identity and relationship,
in an environ-mental health that is,
by default,
setting aside mutual immunity barriers,
to more courageously and opportunistically co-habitate,
co-passion love,
rather than fear, anger, anxiety,
all dissonance settings of negative default,
oppressive to self,
suppressive of others’ natural positivity,
default tipping point barometer,
that the value of one positive opportunity
edges out double-binding disvalues of two passively negative non-risk takers,
hoarding against a future
more fully defended as a contentious ally of death-defying hope.