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Closed White Doors

My eyes wander against this white privileged door,
starkly plain in sight
and self-secured.

My mind wonders around this bedroom door
as if the first ever seen
back when doors
were open doorways
for entering curiously in
and courageously back out
of cavernous
or canopied shelters
from storms and cold
and unbearable desert heat.

I wonder courageously against
and curiously about this white door
as if the first and last one ever seen
and heard.

What were doorways called
before we had white doors?

Invitations
or opportunities
and risks to turn my eyes and back
away from outside climates,
too inhospitable.

What were these entrances and exits named?
Non-doored ways to inside shelters
and outside adventures,
long before white privileged history
and reborn climates of pathology.

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Feather Pillowed Fighting Stalk

My handsome brown-skinned husband
was once again velvet-voiced complaining
just this morning
while I was staring
glaring at my overstuffed sock drawer,

“You are so consistently ambivalent
and reliably inconsistent
I have no idea what’s coming next
from your lack of erection direction.

You ‘both-and’ everything
hopelessly,
yet tirelessly,
looking for the perfectly balanced win-win
in a win-lose
eat or be eaten world.
I have no idea
what you would do without me.”

Although I somewhat more hopefully resemble this remark
and I can see he is not not wrong,
or right,
totally dark or totally bright,
all his “either black or white”
left-brain dominance
does sound impatiently judgmental.

So, in an impulsive moment of ginger anger,
I respond

“You are so poor
you’ve never had two co-incidental thoughts
to rub together.”

“Is that like a mixed metaphor
or something sinister
unpulled together?
Anyway, that sounds shockingly ungenerous
from win-win you.”

“Sorry if I hurt your feelings.”

“What feelings?”

“I think my question is
Which feelings did I hurt?”

“My feelings about personal wealth
and left-embodied with right-mind cooperative
win-win political health
to handle your dipolar co-arising appositions.”

Maybe I’ll go with one old dark sock
and one white privileged.

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Nursing Home Rapper

In the multi-racial nursing home
to bent and broken bodies
in broken bent back wheelchairs
longing to free roam,
said the black lives matter rapper:

When your woman leaves you,
and your man is gone
without a reason
or a fare thee swell season,
Getting mad at life
ain’t so deadly wrong

You go ahead!
Let’s get angry.
That’s your right.
Let’s swing this fight!

Take your meds,
the ones prescribed
And not those others
Steal your might.

Eat something right
and drink your water,
Go on outside
and play spin the bottle
and see some sight
that helps you maybe feel more right.

Find your music.
Tunes long tried
You’ve memorized
Until they had to die inside.

And when you’re tired
you sleep,
Take a nap
Join those voices
heard long gone before,
Who never knew
you lost most choices

To want to wait,
to stay awake.
Don’t want to miss
what might not happen
without your last blessed kiss.

But don’t worry
We got this,
what you’ve not yet used up

It’s not a lot
but I promise you
Although we’re young
and only think we’re smart,
We’ll do our best,
We’ll take our part

To forward march
to your grandkids
at least as much
as you’ve left us,
a little parched.

That ain’t much
but it’s my promise
To share your music,
To take our rest
when it’s our time
to worry less
about who sleep takes
than who’s just pretending
to stay wide awake
for further mending.

You go ahead!
Let’s not get hungry
We’re inside right,
so let’s end this trite
and tired unsightly
RightWing fight!

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Developing Healthier Systems

System integrity can grow more deeply resonant
only as diversity grows more widely interdependent.

Diversely rich integrity
longs to universally emerge
unitarian yin-inclusive
and not uniformly yang-dominant,
exclusive
privileged
supremely kleptocratic.

An economic and ecological reason
Win/Lose capital wealth-accumulation values
trend toward historically WesternWhite male racist privileged mono-structures
is because we do not, instead,
cooperatively co-invest time
and energy
and capital
in diversely interdependent integrity;
reconnecting universal yang wealth values
with unitarian interdependent health-norms.

So, anti-racist multicultural ecosystems
are those fully invested
in pro-active historical culture-deepening
and diversely widening
integrity
rather than defensive monocultural rabidity.

Racial justice seeks creolizing metamorphosis,
and not colonizing unilateral supremacy,
as does environmental justice.

Both are health-trending
when cooperatively restoring therapeutic EarthJustice
with pulling together Win/Win integrity,
and not Win/Lose pushed apart disintegration
of bio-
and geo-systemic diversity.

 

 

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Spike N’ Donald

Spike cannot be accurately accused of reverse-racism
after his lifetime of chronic WhiteHouse Trumpian privileged,
Spike disempowering,
socially acerbic exposure

For the same reason
calling privileged daytime
“reverse nighttime”
takes us back only from moon set
toward moon rise

And does nothing to honestly confront
Trumpian fake-theological utopias
in which god’s full grace
brightest shines in space
only from colonizing sun rise
toward enslaving sun sets
by privilege of dominating light-skinned race.

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Big WhiteHouse Privilege

Structural racism lives outside
while personal racists die inside
Choking on polluted air
and water
and soil,
nature and spirit of history’s orthodox structures
eliting Big WhiteHouse privilege.

Racist systems
produce racist daddies
and their quasi-property girls
to feed and water toxic prejudice
against lesser non-elites
of gender and income,
color and neighborhood school divestment,
public character
and monoculturing dark celebration
of arm sales
and aggressively industrialized hate development
and colonizing disenchantments
where creolizing enchantments threaten to entice
peaceful revolutionary non-elites of unprivilege.

Racism is to historic patriarchal evolution
as wealthy elites are against cooperative multicultural revolutions.

Racism would abort multicultural integrity
of green health-managed,
not red hate-mongered,
bodies,
corporations,
parties,
ecotherapeutic minds with ego-support-systems,
blue states of improvising syncopathic hope,
good humored faith,
liberating love,
enchanting relationships
inviting positive energy,
phenomena of wealthy climates,
neural networks,
psychic egosystems,
natures
in ego-spirits
in eco-natures…
integrity
in synergy…

Resonant space
in resilient time…

Polyphonic creation
in polypathic revolving nations
without big whitehouse investments
in raging LeftBrain privilege.

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Changing Systems

I’m reading this book called
“Systems Thinking for Social Change”
by David Strom.

Although this is not his paradigm of systemic choice,
He talks about WinWin strategizing
for optimal outcomes
Rather than WinLose compromises
for suboptimal conservation
of the miserably under-performing status quo.

Future:
A. To strengthen partnerships,
clarify potential cooperative benefits
to both (all) parties.

Past:
B. Revisit OldBusiness issues
caused by both (all) sides,
whether unconsciously or otherwise–
like growing climate pathologies.

Present:
C. Develop bilateral (multilateral) WinWin solutions
to OldBusiness issues
in ways that optimize Future A,
above.

I can see where this might have been useful,
even therapeutic,
to consider before Civil Wars–
Perhaps even back when the U.S. Constitution
was in early democratic draft,
seeking to regenerate
a federated WinWin stage.

Future A:

SlaveOwners,
who always expect to have the first word;

Well,
I might see where a plantation
with cooperative ownership structure
might support a more cooperative management system
So, we could save our whips
for taking out thistles
and our cotton ropes
could return from making nooses
to drying clotheslines.
And, Saturday nights around a campfire
singing gospel
and jazz and blues
and dancing a jig or two
and maybe hearing some multicultural story telling too
might be more fun
than segregated Creation Stories
overpoweringly told
inside achingly empty
stifling Big White Houses.

Slaves–
We bring cultural
spiritual
natural experience
with WinWin tribal ownership structures,
and could revisit them as wiser and healthier
than being your way too personally oppressed ecopolitical property.
We also will support cooperative investment
for advancing mutually natural health
within spiritual wealth
plantation producing ego-
and consuming eco-
therapeutic optimization.

Past B:

SlaveOwners–
Sorry about past violent
capital acquisition history,
Rapacious and inhumane exploitation
predation
Lacking in all proper
unpigified human natural
and spiritual nurturing values.
We couldn’t see gratitude
positive integrity attitude
beyond our own white elitist WhiteHouse skin.

Slaves–
In restorative justice fire circles
lie pardon when properly asked
But also WinWin reparations,
egohealth
and stone-soup ecotherapies for all parties.

Present C:

Slaves–
See B above,
where ecotherapies include green matriarchal fire circles
of and for cooperative power celebrations,
wondrous sacraments.

SlaveOwners,
who always expect to have the last patriarchal word–
Welcome to our cooperative reforesting EcoSchool
and GreenPlantation Village,
Where we always grow and eat organic
and sometimes vegan,
and never miss a weekend FireCircle
because you never know
what might happen next
when ecofeminists get together
to play with ancient awesome fire-power–
warming systems for WinWin social change.

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