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Summer Hostage

Our small loop of a street
usually quiet
Today receives a loud grooming
with chain saws
and wood chippers
and diesel trucks slicing
and ruining silence
into anti-solitude.

This is my last day off
until summer school begins
in two sultry weeks.

Morning rain passed through
to breezy summer camp sun,
crisp shade tree shadows
moving slightly within lush grass
waiting for my non-motorized mower.

It feels queer…
I feel queer,
at sixes and sevens
at 67,
to trust that I need
not just more solitude
to become healthy again,
but more silence
to become vocally wealthy
again.

To go
or to stay
here
too near a State highway
trafficking toward two casinos
now more native to American economies
than Native Americans to empowerment.

This last bus
not quite upon us
while thoughts wonder
and feelings wander
about shouting sawers
and clanging chipper
banging my longing
back to a rural dirt dust-path
along side a Michigan Centennial Farm
where I knew breezy
silent
summer encampment days
of solitary
fresh freedom.

I wonder why
we can’t go home again,
Yet I can go back to childhood
solitude served up
in sacred silence
unsettling memories
of childhood freedoms lost.

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Blah Friday

I need a vacation
from vacation unbreaks.

Bad Friday
falls seven days after spring break begins,
Which is a break for some kids
and teachers without kids,
but not for grandpa parent me,
and my sociopathic daughter,
who needs the structure of small
specialized classrooms
to get through her most resilient day.

It feels healing to step outside
into softer breezy voices
green with overly optimistic promise
that Everythin gonna be aright.

Rain threatens
yet wide patches of sky blue
promise western horizon hope,
for now

Faith that tomorrow,
which feels unforgivingly far from Now,
yet stuck in Here,
I will wake to compassionate forgetfulness,
lack of memory
of nearly all black bleak Fridays
transpired,
de-valued by my owned
and negligently managed
lack of parental investment
in larger self/other care;
that old ego/eco-balancing
narrow-way game.

Tomorrow,
just another Saturday/Sunday weekend,
between BadFriday wounds
and rainy Monday
school day blues
and jazz dance in the garden
with a Great Turning shovel.

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Why Ask Why?

Mommy,
why do we need Presidential Alerts
right now
before I’ve finished my ice-cream dessert?

Because he’s a scary guy
my son.

Why is he so scary?

Because he’s a bully against health
and patriotic loyalty to Earth’s future
multicultural life,
my well-nurtured daughter.

Why is he against health care?

He’s for his own wealth development.

Why is he for his own wealth care?

Because his mother never taught him
health care begins at home
and must have interdependent room
to spread out from there.

Why does health have to spread?

Because otherwise true wealth dies.

Why does wealth die?

Because Earth’s climate quickly turns
toward global degeneration.

Why is Earth going to hell?

Because we made some bad choices.

Who is We?
and why did We make bad choices?

Because We have bad habits
of settling for empty sovereignty
of a failing adult supremacy system.

Why is our system failing?

Because mature adults fail to ask enough questions
of ourselves,
and then with co-arising healthy others.

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The Perpetual Beginner Poet

This may come as large surprise,
but I did once take a beginner’s poetry class
which I often confuse with my beginner parenting class.

In which we learned good verse
and voice
have structure
pattern
imprinting rhythm
rich metaphoric content
perhaps even epic regenerative story,
assonant bouquet,
climates of hue and cry.

Who would or could a poet be
or hope to at last become
and yet unresponsively disagree?

Not me.

Even so,
if what I write
cannot resonate within your calling day,
and hopefully tomorrow
and resiliently flow on back
through all your best, not worst,
imagined yesterdays,
Then we are not yet our resonant poetry
so it is not so richly mine,
nor true poetry at disfamiliar all
of any kind
or mean spirit
natural
or unnatural.

Strong poetry cannot flow anonymously
autonomous.

My poetic muse shrinks,
like wound from salt,
from capital competing
absent co-infested resonance
resiliently wounded assonance
cooperative co-governance
restorative resilience
of integrity’s best eco-aspirations.

Poetry
with green me
grows not only rhythmic swell
and political ebb,
but also liberating healthy smell
and not so hoarding ego fell.

Poetry praises time we share
nakedly co-resonant,
resplendent as spiritual underwear
inviting nature’s brilliant subharmonies
to speak again full-voiced revival choir
without degenerate
autonomous
naked despair

In which we learn good verse
and voice
have structure
pattern
imprinting rhythm,
rich analogic content,
perhaps even revolutionary story,
assonant bouquet,
climates of secular hue
and sacred silent cry.

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Time InBetween

I seem to remember
a golden post-toddler childhood
in which each day was a journey
ecstatically timeless,
yet within bookends
of coral dawn
and bruised dusk,
between waking from true timeless sleep
and returning to my evoluting inside place
for adventurous pilgrimage,
courage in face of nightmares,
curiosity looking full-face
between inside enchantments
and outside ecstasies.
But now
I am that parent who calls to liturgical dinner,
harvests and buys the victuals,
plans the sacramental meals
on my better focused days,
administers all cleansing rituals,
defends all rights against retributive trespass
and pollution
of sand and soil and water
sacred energy…

Secular disenchantments
distract from Here we are in this inviting,
yet constantly changing,
day for just us Now,
far outweigh sacred enchantments.

Ecstasy feels like a reserve
preserved for early WinWin childhood
on a glorious summer day of liberty,

While mendacity of time’s turbulence,
downdrafts,
push-back,
competitively usual business
projects lack of time for leisurely enchantments
from unseen dawn
through vaporizing dusk,

Two moments of each outdoor day
unlikely to engage my full, ecstatic,
still-parenting old age presence
remembering enchanting golden childhood.

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Integrity Battles

Integrity warriors
are not allowed to raise our sacred voices
even against defiant children,
and defeated adolescents,
and immature monoculturish adults

Much less could we therapeutically self-justify
shouting out against WiseElder
matriarchal baptismal waters
remembering DNA’s healthiest cooperative birthing
and thrival
matriarchal/patriarchal
yin/yang
Integrity/Love Origins

Quietly
Mundanely replanting and reforesting history
and natural/spiritual husbandry
of pre-historic
post-glacial revolutionary times
for cooperative creolizing democracy
co-acclimating survival of the fit-in-ingest immigrants together,
re-creating resilient health/wealth networks

ReGenerating
co-resonant Integrity Warriors
with outdoorLeft and insideRight mind-embodied
eco-cooperative Wisdom Schools
for WinWin ZeroZone Design
and Integral Left/Right PeaceCreation,
inside Voice resonant re-creations

Both secular Left dominant
and sacred ElderRight integrity health
of ZeroZone primal ego/eco-relationship

Where Integrity Warriors,
Messianic Princes and Bodhisattva Princesses,
are always kind to SacredVoices
because we advocate gratitude
for EarthTribe’s multicultural health-wealth.

Power to over-rule our kids,
Not as healthy as empowerment with our WinWin developing kids.

Power to reductively dismiss our most competitive nature/spirit students,
Not as educational as enlightenment by listening
more deeply for our youngest mutual WiseElder
nature/spirit memories,
cooperative love goodfaith outlasting anger/fear badfaith,
active WinWin restorative peace
through ego/eco-justifying quiet resonant Voices of mutual hope.

Power to multiculturally listen
to Win/Lopse,
veering off toward Lose economic repurposing ends
Lose justifying political anti-eco/theo-logically mean degenerate strategies

Negative disempowerment
through self and other violent
anti-GoldenRule armament corporations
and capital-addicted monoculturing Win/Lose disassociations

Not as wise as co-investing integrity associations
with healthier
quieter revolutionary intent,
cooperatively-owned and self-managing healthcare Voices
still speaking through our youngest WiseElder consumers
on their way to becoming WinWin soldiers
hoping to reforest Continents
with multicultural love climates

Faith in clean blue air
and greening edible nurturing waters
for future co-redeeming
self-forgiving health power
on behalf of ourselves
and our great-grandkids,

Speaking in still small WiseElder
health is wealth
consumer/producer Revolutionary Voices.

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Money Muse

Money
and Manna
both root back to Maneh
of deep and weighty Babylonian coinage.

Maneh transcends spiritual/natural divides
to nurture nutrition’s co-present values,
dew-fall grace from Earth’s diamond curious treasures
tribal communions inspired with physical bread

And yet also
more deductive
reductive Win/Lose seductive
metaphysical Bread,
patriarchal worship weight
of equivalent Lose/Lose power-value exchanges,
Zero-sum remainder values
auditioning Beauty’s sublime iconic symmetry
of equitable democratic history.

Bread of Life
bred for love.

Manna feeds spiritual/natural heart chakras
as Money bleeds investments in ego-wealth breastplate Righteousness
extracted, reified, from Earth-health,
thereby devaluing communion WinWin integrity
co-invested through cooperative Maneh values
of nature/spirit students speaking
with listening WiseElder teachers.

Listening more than speaking Maneh Mentors
wearing out Orthodox Breastplates of EgoRighteous Win/Lose competitions,
justifications for war and violence,
retributions
ReBorn
EcoPolypathic WinWin opportunity incarnations,
invitations to co-invest,
and ego/eco-therapy restoring Manna resupply
of heart-gratitude chakra
breasplate of EcoRighteous nutritional co-habitation,
wealth students
studying WiseElder health without speaking EcoTeachers,
DNA leaking double-binding spirit-health with weighted wealth
listening/speaking cosmic NewBorn pre-language curiosities

Birthing cooperatively invested weights and measures
of ecological/theological enculturing Grace
value metaphysical messages
and eating our WinWin communion manna, too.

Breastplated nature
with spirit chakras bilateral
West from Elder NonDual East,
Yang secular money-power from SacredYin MannaFlow

Healthy Ego/Eco Maneh too (2)
(II)
+1 AND (-,-)1
+/-,- ZeroZone WinWin
YinYin
YY
co-present double-binding matriarchal strings

Nurturing Positive-Positive democratic resonant energy
Student/Teacher WiseElder feelings
deep listening learning healthy wealth wins
secular speaking money’s potential co-operative health investments,

And sacred eco-communion
silent economic ecology,
Left and theological Right tribal manna-fed
bodhisattva co-investing Ego/Eco Saviors,
East-West
South-North
Yin-Yang
eco-fractal health-wealth WinWin
co-operatively owned breastplate games

Student/Teacher multicultural EcoSchool and Village democracies
inviting EcoRighteous Coin
and EgoPassion Hearted co-investing Chakras
cooperatively self-managed regenerations past
and future of and for polyculturally healthing
and multicolored
and multilateral wealthing ZeroZones of Maneh DNA’s
original manna/money eco-righteousness
historically displaying her-understory sacred
Womb creation re-creating incarnations
Generations re-generating polypathic
Deduction into linear nutrition progress intuitive growing trends
Inductive Maneh bilateral re-processing
Healing WinWin NonZeroSums
of spoken strong-hearted listening
impassioned Ego/EcoMetric Maneh
Wonder and Rainbow CoInvesting Awe
Growing Paradise ReForesting Vocations
for Student-Teacher ManehValue Guilds

Student taught most healthfully
with Positive/Positive WinWin Ego/EcoMentor parents
Future searching Maneh values that weightily ReConnect
justice with WinWin peace outcome ZeroZones

With PermaCulture Designers
Future searching nutritional vocations
that reconnect DNA-Health EcoVoices
with past egocentric griefs and habitat-dissonance
ReNewing BiLateral Eyes
of and for integrating nutritional nurturing synergy

Integrity of grace-filled Maneh
for polypathic healthy wealth
Measured in polycultural WinWin co-inviting Health/Wealth outcomes

Not quite so much Yang BusinessAsUsual
Monocultural Lose/Lose EgoCentric self-righteous breastplates
justifying Win/Lose Money natural evolution/devolution
BadFaith dualistic, nature ain’t spirit, assumptions
rooted in valuing Money hoarding
over Mother’s cooperatively co-inviting
Student/Teacher Manna.

Not so wise
to monopolistically bite the only Teaching breast available
to cooperatively feed us.

If we have Win/Lose competitive teeth to grind
and rewind
and bite the veracious-plated weighted coin’s value,
Then it’s past time to grow up student/teachers
sucking more WinWin nicely
from
and for
and of Her heart chakra co-passionate Maneh.

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