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To A Superior Judge

I could not do what you are mandated to do
every day on society’s justice bench,
weighing retributive justice
against restorative healing.

I cannot look at police
and correction officers’
routinely criminalizing vocations,
and injudicious levying of fines
against the young
and black
and brown
and homeless

Punishing prison sentences
for the most obvious trauma victims
of chronic blue-shirt bullying,
theft,
not really clever lies,
racial profiling,
diminishment
and derision by militarized
and miseducated
mercenaries of a rabid Estate.

My son,
now twenty-seven,
was not expected to reach full emotional maturity
until his early thirties,
as evinced by research on ADHD.

However,
that pessimistic projection
may be optimistically skewed,
not accounting for trauma histories
common to significant learning disabilities,
nor a special education black male experience
in a racist and homophobic “corrections” society.

Economic and political maturity
security
integrity
may never arrive at the Promised Land
for the young black male
separated from his birthmother during infancy
to be parented by a mixed-race gay male couple,
having to defend not only himself
but his out gay younger brother
from predative peers
under the radar
of teachers
and school administrators
disabled by “zero tolerance”
means zero compassion
retributive justice
dysfunctional trauma systems.

This is the third time that police officers have failed
to include in their self-righteous reports
that they took hundreds of dollars out of my son’s pocket
and put it in theirs,
and triumphantly reported only a fraction
of the high quality,
organic cannabis found in his car,
while the majority disappeared

Not reported,
not seen,
not returned;
stolen from my young
black
homeless,
high school diploma with a fourth-grade education,
son.

If my oldest son could easily choose to work
at a full-time
living wage job

If he could get to work on time,
on the right remembered schedule,
with a reliable car,
and feel like he was not being judged,
ridiculed,
and bullied by peers
and supervisors,
shamed and blamed for not being smart enough,
clever enough,
quick-witted enough,
middle-class white enough,
man enough,
successful enough,
then he would not choose to spend long hours
and sleepless nights
delivering the only therapeutic self-medication to others
that has helped him numb the pain
of childhood,
community,
chronic post-traumatic stressors
which have led to his current social,
economic,
and political ostracization,
and potential imprisonment.

I am a certified multicultural community mediator,
so my training is about how to most effectively support
those experiencing trauma
and actively looking for restorative peace
and resilient social justice
therapeutic outcomes.

Mediators begin with identifying the victim(s) feelings
safety needs
and healthy wants,
and then explore the probability
that perpetrators too are victims
of childhood,
community,
and environmental
trauma histories,
fraught with
win/lose zero-sum
contextual stress
critical and chronic
non win/win events.

From that lose/lose potential perspective,
my son has been repeatedly victimized
by police officers
defensively trained
to tolerate their own predative
bullying behaviors.

If anyone would benefit from jail time,
and/or fines,
it is the perpetrators of organized,
anti-social crime.

But, again,
from a restorative justice perspective,
blue-shirt officers, too,
have been victimized by a militarized,
miseducated retributive justice system,
rooted in judgment,
blame,
and shame

And not compassion,
curiosity,
and contextual intelligence

Which is why I could not do
what you are mandated to do.

With unconditional regard,

GD, MDiv, MPA,
and heartbroken DD’s Dad

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A CoInvested Intervention

A multicultural proposal
for a bipartisan Intervention,
not to be confused
with drilling a nervous root canal.

  1. I take responsibility

What I am feeling
about myself.

What I believe I need
for my health
and safety.

What I want
from you.

Then
What you are feeling
about yourself.

What you believe you need
for your health
and wealth of thriving resilience.

What you want
from me
to support your journey.

  1. I embrace curiosity

What I am feeling
about you.

What I believe you need
for your health
and thriving sense of safe resilience.

What I want
for you.

Then
What you are feeling
about me.

What you believe I need
for my health
and safe resilient wealth.

What you want
for me.

  1. We support compassion

What you are now feeling
about us.

What you believe we need
for our here and now health
and co-invested wealth.

What you now want
from and for
us.

Then
What I am now feeling
about MeWe communal Us.

What I now believe we need
for longterm resonant health
and resiliently balanced
mindbodied wealth.

What I now want
from and for
sacred
co-invested
Us

Doing win/win better
than addiction to avoiding
and then angrily drilling
yet another nervous root canal.

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Designing for Healthy Beauty

PermaCulture DeSigners
of sacred spaced places
could commune with timeless
PolyCultural Beauty Consultants
I suppose.

HealthCare Consultants
with compassionately enlightened clients
want to co-invest their peak experience wealth
in slow growing indigenously humane health
and conservational safety
survival of the WinWin fit-
in-to-flow-out-
and-not-not-in-again
Open Whole systemic
green ecological
psychological
multiculturally co-mediating
slow-grow regenerating
global co-empowerment

Within each locally/globally win/win equitable plan
cooperatively contracted and managed
relationship between a Designer
and a NonZero Zone dynamic system
of emergent properties
lies an exponentially wealthing
ego/ecosystemic potential
for Wealth and Beauty optimization
worth more self-governing capital-effectiveness
than the sum of their/our constituent parts

Capital-minded,
compassion and healthy beauty endowed,
sharing visions
for cooperatively installed
and polyculturally occupied
synergetic
resilient Whole GreenBlue
Self/Other Governing Systemic

Open dynamic spiraling
interdependent inter-religioning
panentheistic energy networks
for ecopolitically LeftBrain enlightened
and RightBrain co-empowering
indigenous polychromatic wisdom
and health-wealthy Beauty

Goals
objectives
cumulative synergetic 4D spacetime
naturalBody/spiritualMind
double-boundary wu-wei lines,
seasonally regenerative nutritionYang-nurtureYin
spiraling recycles of natural resources
and spiritual communication capital
reinvestments.

Only clients
with nutritional health
and nurturing beautiful wealth
peak inspiring local investment goals
for EarthTribe’s global cooperative
need bother to contact
our polycultural Wealth and Beauty Consultants

Which excludes no one
not at right-now death’s portal,
because even mortally wounded survivors
hope to CoOperative EarthCulture thrive
when we no longer need worry
about mere win/lose climate survive

Regardless of income,
health,
beauty,
we are perennially engaged
in annually
and diurnally regenerating
sufficient humane health
and divine panentheistic safety
to survive local and global environmental trauma,
sacred EarthMother polluting,
and anthrosupremacist predation challenges
at this critical peak transition
PolyCultural Communication moment
in whole open GreenBlue Systemic EarthTribe
resonant
resilience-seeking
enterprise

Co-consulting to optimize
global mindspace beauty
in local-body polyculturing trusted time
for peak root
through gut
through capital head experiences
in permacultural community health
and safety
eco-therapeutic sacred communication
co-mediating compassionate design

As FatherSky enlightens bright blue trusted futures
and MotherSoil empowers
peak investment re-entry
into rich dark-fertile beauty
Truth in Passion pasts.

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Prayer Stories

Who we pray to,
what we worship,
these are less important
than what we worship with,
whom we pray with,
and never against.

Yet, who we pray with
feels less important
for global peace
and restoring Earth’s great
timeless justice,
than whom we refuse
to pray with,
and sometimes,
on our worst days,
insist on judging against

And whom we have
never crossed a highway
or mine field
to pray with
is more important
to personal health
and Earth’s wealth
than whom we are willing to pray for
only from a safe distance,
and only on our most charitable days,
generously impassioned nights.

How we pray
with mouth
mind
heart
sensory body
hungry gut
passionately rooted soul,
psalms and chakras
of deliberating
dialogical sound,

This primally matters
in reproductive relationship
co-arising animus mundi
in anima prayers
with and from indigenous
wisdom for and below
above deep
and wide humanity’s
best divine prayers

Passion stories
of how active prayer
embraces intimate narratives
of spacious
sacred
solidarity

Rooted in knowing
who we pray to
remains timelessly less important
than whom we intimately
compassionately play with,
and never against.

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Catering Greatness

What made Catherine the Great
The Great
instead of merely The Terrible
aristocrat?

Great is not her messianic
multiculturally inclusive
democratic therapeutic intent

Which is a surprisingly ubiquitous delusion
of win/lose
all or nothing LeftBrain
Either deductive persuasive Truth
Or inductive synergetic trust
and lust for Beauty

Rather than win/win
RightBrain co-operative
intuitive BothTruth/AndBeauty
Yang/Yintegral
bilateral Great Climaxes
bicamerally integrating
dialectical InEgo/OutOther
co-empathic consciousness

Actively
curiously
courageously listening
for cooperative
co-passionate
co-governing Greatness

Not quite so
Business As Usual
patriarchal
hierarchical
capital-commodity invested
in StraightWhiteMale privilege

Kinda Terrible
terrifying
aristocratic entitlement.

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TrustLight Sings With Power

Like Truth Speak to Power

Singing LeftBrain EnLightenment
speaking MuseLyrical RightBrain
CoEmpowerment

Grows LeftBrain deductively radiant
professional corporate knowledge
of resonant RightBrain inductive
flowing BiCameral CoPassion

Moving,
erupting,
engaging
musiculminating

Grown and woke green co-invested
cooperatively panentheistic
holy indigenous Nature/Spirited Wisdom
polyculturally resonant
HealthMuse/WealthSystemic
synergetic corporate
ecopolitical
ecofeminist power analysis
for feeding and watering
therapeutic full-sensory
deep-learning
non-violent resonant communicating
wellsung and health-safety polyculturing
sacred muse corporate environments
of love in-vested resilient mental/physical
deep listening
ego/eco-systemic health care restorative
corporate polycultural co-remediation.

As Serotonin
invites co-arising
Dopamining

As Sugar
engage
without confronting
by co-balancing
Phosphates

As YangStrength
copassions
YintegralFlow

As Testosterone
Full Climaxes
e-reflect
Estrogenic EmptySoul Wisdom
co-resonant musing experience

As EcoFeminist Power Experience
speaks to PanEntheistic Sacred Truth
sacredly resonant MuseMemories

As individual corporate climax
ebbing feelings
invite more contextually restorative
therapeutic co-invited dipolar
music
massage
movement
mindful
non-violent communion
corporate healing healthcare
muse-empowering
not necessarily LeftBrain dominant,

Inclusively multicultural mediating
intersectional
dialectical
behavioral
musically resonant
resilient EarthHealth Care
restorative justice
nonviolent
compassionate deep listening
and learning
pedagogical and therapeutic
health-empowerment services
professional/personal
political/economic co-invested
compassionate
democratic healthcare
multiculturally co-therapeutic
resonant communication
with EarthTribe systemic SacredMusic
ecosystemically indigenous
panentheistic
therapeutically resilient h
ealth/wealth safety
outcomes
for cooperative
client-student MuseTherapists.

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Historical Winners

I’ve now read evolutionary
and feminist historians
and economists
and political scientists
agreeing, in a side by side custody
of the over-specialized eyes
and ears
non-dialogical way

Not competing against each other,
except maybe for journal space,
nor actively cooperating with each other,
beyond normal ethical Golden Rule academic standards,
occasionally co-opting hybrid terms
from each other,
word choices, if you happen to be a historical communication
paradigmatic systems analyst,
like Thomas Kuhn,
sniffing out multiculturing re-appropriations
moving toward renewing articulation
of non-colonization
non-violent revolutions,
co-passionate creolizations,
transubstantiations,
polypathic transformations
into grand new reincarnations

Agreeing that Earth’s historical evolution
involves both competitive survivalist economies
and cooperative thrival developments
growing ecological resilience objectives,

Meanwhile Game Theorists
recognize both survivalist win/lose power games
and thrivalist win/win positive communication
enlightened games.
mutually transparent
cooperatively vulnerable
culturally integral.

But, my own limited experience
challenges evolutionary assumptions
that win/lose competitions
are more cost-effective,
stronger strategic responses
to pandemic and climate public health crises

That runaway military-industrialized
monoculturing capitalism
is more likely to achieve successful economic health goals
than can win/win multi-party
inclusive healthy democratic cooperation

When local community
and corporate
and national commodified values
are in a frenzied state of feed and breed
before starved and bled
with competing rabidity
virility
audacity
cunning,
an ecologically prudent economist
might predict rabid exhaustion
and collapse of healthy co-invested economies
and wealthy ecological relationships
much more often than future’s more resiliently planned
cooperative co-invested Paradise.

And cross-pollination works both ways
when democratic multiculturing economic paradise
and global ecological
co-relational peace
feel most ecopolitically climatic
then co-passionate Left and Right Wings sing
of predative lions
and preyed out lambs
coalesce in ecosystemic cooperative fields
of co-invested manure together

Playful win/lose competitions
between cooperatively win/win trained
and empowered
and enlightened team-players
become our best socio-economic evolving structures
for learning cooperative holistic metasystems
with democratically competitive political
integral thriving economies
supporting locally owned producer/consumer cooperatives
and global win/lose competitions
in optimizing healthy empowering experiences

Hoping to be the first local economic delivery
of these last minute 20/20 revisionary gifts
for how we,
historically together,
become ultra-nonviolent
ecofeminist evolutionaries
retelling ancient narratives
concerning our thriving economic-ecological
political investments
in fairest fairness
to MotherEarth’s All

Cooperatively living
most health wealthiest
ever after.

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Dear Nationalist RePublicans

I’m worried
you have over valued
your favorite deceptively entertaining commodity,

DisInformation’s strategic value
and disvalue
and misvalue
depreciation revaluated
against long-term resonant
and resilient democratic constitutional
win/win eco-political wealth
of USA patriotic empowerment

Not accurately
or acutely
or ecologically
or therapeutically co-related
with polycultural WholeEarth Wisdom

BiCameral Out-InFlowNation
multi-contemplative
poli-conservational healthy wealth
enlightened
informed short- through long-term
global empowering ecopolitics
of transparent vulnerability;
integrity’s enlightening TransInFormation.

It seems
you can call out
Fire!
in a crowded political field
and Big Bad Wolf!
on a darkened shifty night
before you too soon become
the fired
not so big
yet very bad
misinforming
underwhelming wolf.

The distinction between treachery
and treason
against an inclusive well-being constitution
rooted in collaborative trust
and co-investment in truth
lies in the generous
or parsimonious eye
of the democratic beholder.

You have melted much
of thin immunizing ice
over the lavishly capitalized swamp
for disinforming humane reputations
you call ticklish
pricklish home.

Is six and seven figure skating
over such swampish disinforming ice
really worth the economic
and political risk
to healthy green conservation,

To cooperatively democratic
power sharing
in-forming home
on patriotic MatrioticEarth?

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An Attractive Thought Experiment

In this thought experiment
Adults, at least,
have developed three types of attraction
and attractiveness,
chemistry,
positive and negative
and in-between energy:

Heart attraction,
romantically associated
with touch and feeling,

Mind attraction,
more cognitively associated
with sight and sound
and, perhaps, LeftBrain dissonance
and more competitive
predative instincts,

And root sexual attraction,
primordially associated with taste
and smell,
swallowing
and letting go
biochemistry,
neurologically informed
and exforming passions,
rhythms,
communion and disunion patterns,
non-violent/predative communication structures,
win/win resilient
and lose/lose dissonant,
LeftThought and RightFelt pleasure/unease/disease

Ecological and Theological,
natural and spiritual
secular and sacred
physical and metaphysical.

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Healthy Democracy

Democratically effective governance
of people
plants
places
and planets
cannot begin with degenerative violence
without ending as militant predation,

Which does not sound like healthy
trusting
and cooperative co-invested democracy
even to a child
familiar with playground bullies.

Rather than roots in “retributive justice”
revenge
punishment
religiously licit order,
healthy democracy stems from restorative win/win peace,
multicultural nature spirits
and bio-systemic sacred wisdom,

At least interdependent wisdom enough
to avoid militaristic patriarchal predation
and pollution
of all that Earth holds sacred.

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