big bright star
How I watch you
Are you larger than my eye?
Reflecting through this lonely night
sailing over oceanic bright
hopes of fading starlight sight.
big bright star
How I watch you
Are you larger than my eye?
Reflecting through this lonely night
sailing over oceanic bright
hopes of fading starlight sight.
Once upon a time a gymnast teacher told a girl,
and all her classmates,
to gather around the trampoline
to spot the student currently bouncing on the trampoline.
They circled around
to volunteer a ring of imperfect
but positively intended
desire to help,
should the witnessed bounce go horribly
This same request for a spot was one familiar to this same girl,
and these same classmates,
when they were bench pressing at the gym,
not because the teacher asked,
but because the fully abled weight lifter asked
if they could work out together,
and spotting each other during the bench press
was simply Standard ReAssurance Operating Procedure
for humane care givers
the unfortunate girl bounced sideways when one of her knees gave out
and she came flying directly toward our spotter
who did her very best to get out of the way,
to go to the other side of the street,
to walk on by,
to pull out her cellphone camera
to get it all delightfully recorded
for the more proper punishing authorities.
The teacher was
(1) concerned for the wounded
splattered girl on the matted
and yet still not inviting
(2) furious with the spotter turned distant recorder.
When the classroom administrator asked, “Why?”
the girl said her father told her not touch others
at risk of injury
on their way down
because she might be liable for post-touch injury
and, besides, it’s not like she’s going to be financially rewarded
should she be successful with mitigating harm,
so, there is no “on the other hand” potential reward system
It’s the same reason she,
and those witnesses huddled
in a supportive constellation around her,
pulled out her star-gazing
while George Floyd struggled to “I can’t breathe” communicate
while being deliberately suffocated
to overpower him when he was already down,
and about to blink
The liability attorneys
and corporate accident insurance actuaries
get paid bigger bucks to tell front-line administrators
and medical procedures should be denied,
because the risk of trying to care for each other,
when it just isn’t enough,
is a last touch liability.
And, on the other hand,
there is no reward for the person,
the health care giving and receiving
reassurance win/win anticipating
Compassion doesn’t pay–
it just regenerates more health care risk
and personal star witness liability.
especially for those who have already sustained transparent
in their compromised physical and mental health lives,
is responsible for first and last caring touch of hand and voice
every custody minute of care,
whether standing behind,
in best-effort solidarity,
or standing nearby,
spotting each win/win cooperative constellation,
reassuring wounded OtherStars.
Care giving opportunities,
health care spotting for each other, pays poorly,
when compared with what star corporate liability insurance attorney
use to buy second homes;
sometimes including financial bonuses
for successfully avoiding any realistic possibility of harm,
unnecessary financial loss.
Care giving with active compassion
bears a long patriarchal tradition of being feminist underpaid
to believe cameras up,
but hands and eyes down,
don’t get involved–
are not politically disempowering
run-away capitalist actions and inactions.
Potential financial risk for helping to prevent further harm,
for doing your win/win best,
for cooperatively investing in all sacred stars,
for health care compassion,
for nurturing at-risk humanity in the face of immediate injury,
especially falling risk to marginalized persons of color,
it doesn’t pay well to the left brain dominant
win/lose zero-sum mind–
but really is what life is all about,
at its most invigorating compassionate best chance
of win/win solidarity success
to the right brain feminist
constellation of enlightening hearts.
Every time I change directions
lately, and possibly beforely,
Trees stand by to mentor
to feed with branched hands
to bleed when uprooted
from aptic past centuries
of hibernating winter naps.
Trees of original pheromone attraction,
like Taurus colonizing crabgrass
embedded in deep horticultural learning root systems
self-with-other cooperative matriarchal
I’m driving my deep royal blue truck
without 1.5 tons of empty ideas
about why we tell each other we hope to plant trees
and edible urban goodnews landscapes.
And why deeper resilience
might invite us to think more extended family
about locally edible preferences for foragers
of all healthy species,
edible and humanely divinely ornamental.
Nor why merely WinWin ornamental undervalued lives
rather than Win/Lose edible and commodified deaths
bring more or less longterm health-resilient values
for unhungry people
and rapid but not rabid rabbits
and self-satisfied maternal turtles
and bedded oysters
and slow-grown snails
and sleek blue herons,
just because they too
can appear deep royal blue
when standing studying wet
under a canopy
of May raining births and bursts
of pheromone coming leaves.
Why do healthy MotherTrees,
edibly and ornamentally developing,
cooperatively co-managing multicultural Trust with Beauty,
lust for a diversely wealthy woodland?
Responding to August pheromones
with healthy diastatic climax
here near our urban queered Thames River,
formerly Shetucket from the north and east,
and frantic Yantic
to those Western First TreeNation shored.
I remember driving
toward a first-time rendezvous
with another TaurusBrother,
deep royal purple
from early August sun
beneath picnic tabled shade trees.
Wearing broad branched shoulders
Armaments extending his Taurus pheromones
well beyond his white wife-beater
If not in heated August,
Would he still be my shade tree husband,
mentor of Win/Lose nature v spirit detachments
half a well-branched tree story
without valuing rich deep ornamental August roots?
I want to plant fruit
and date trees,
and edible oyster
and river-watered healthy habitat
because I am a more ornamentally interesting
and edibly invested tree of Taurus confidence
when planting and watching,
with authorized RightBrain WinWin gratitude,
graceful Trees of multiregenerational
August pheromone life.
Returning from an Urban Agriculture
about why we hope to heal
almost August souls
planting and caring for young growing Trees
seduced into reborn leaving life
by May becoming rich soil
and climate atmospheric pheromones.
and seasonally revolving pheromones.
I suppose these are why
I choose planting edible trees
with fellow ornamental minds
as these healthy WiseElders
planted RightBrain sacred wealth-inviting climates
reforesting Left/Right branching deep rich Green
August climaxing pheromones.
Trees WiseElder cared for my original farmhouse home,
oak and fir and maple
shaded August rutting adolescent heat
to my favorite stalking Trees
in my deep royal blue,
with WinWin green resilient interior,
August pheromanic Truck.
I find at least one difference
between owning water and energy outright
and co-owning water and energy delivery systems,
The latter is cooperatively optimal.
The former is resiliently impossible,
I also find it not necessarily true
that colonization can never end–
economic and political communities,
gardens and farms,
Colonization may end in cannibalism,
too Yangish monocultural,
too Yangish totalitarian,
and it may Yin begin again WinWin
in new PositivEnergy regeneration
with NotNot sacred degeneration
through ZeroZone creolization,
organic guilds of integrity.
Colonization is about predative/prey relationships
in which any one participant
can pretend to only be
an autonomously winning
responsible and authoritative
water and energy owning and privileged
creolization, not pre-revolutionary colonization,
watered or not,
reborn baptism regenerations Past
co-enlightening roles Future.
In my own limited experience
we build a healthy interdependent marriage
of Yang SolarEnergy
with Yin EarthWater
my colonized water and energetic properties,
outside-eco and inside-ego
We and I.
Where house with land
become my extended home
ZeroZone for co-creolizing enrichment
seasonally slow grown
over time’s speeding experience
of home as family water and energy extensions.
I manage our spirit water minds
and we re-emerge our
cooperative creator mind energy-map
our reforesting rooted historic cultures,
deep learning subclimates,
ecology of LeftNature’s
organic health EcoBody
of RightSpirit’s WiseElder
My Ego’s awe
with EarthHabitat’s sacred greening synergetic wonder,
speeding HereNow Time
Right here now
on my front porch perch
watching my LeftWing organic garden grow
into out of Yin-sequestered diminished closet
to invite you
through PositivEnergy and health-watered me
To cooperatively own
EarthTribe healthing property,
our healthing vibrant
watered ergodic property rights
with left co-responsibilities
to undernourished green ecofeminists
of all species
in past and present and future climate pathologies
of badfaith believing
we might compete successfully
to autonomously own
Earth’s immortal water and/or PositivEnergy
without negative entropic outcomes
and global frightening lightening bolts,
fields of predative
and other badnews Climate Pathologies
of RightWing, without Left, totalitarian intent
to fly away
ego/eco logical education.
I find at least one similarity
between communicating inside yin-water and outside yang-energy
and cooperatively owning water and energy delivery systems,
The latter is ecopolitically optimal for EarthTribe.
The former is resiliently possible,
sustainable ego/eco cooperative integrity.
Do not treat other species badly
as they would not
no aggressive monoculturing-supremacist harm.
Follow and lead
our own WinWin EarthTribe Golden Rule
and not sadly away from,
health-wealth BothAnd optimization.
Ignore small and short-term aggression,
except your own
paranoid fundamentalist fantasies,
fake BadNews LoseLose universal futures.
Do not water these
inside and/or outside.
with sacred nonviolent EarthTribes
as others invest PositivEnergy
in your ego-feeding erection.
Feed WinWin nutritious collaterals,
these ZeroZone primal trust-therapeutic
mutual gardening and grooming relationships
CoFertilize this secularLeft-SacredRight
toward secular ration-ratio realistic co-revolving love
and PositivEnergy PolyCulturing Karma.
Weed WinLose qualified love,
to recover therapeutic WinWin
Harvest and evaluate
nutritional nurturing results
as if deep-learning organic STAR-seed screening
for highest and best WinWins.
reserve WinWinner seeds and wombs,
Strongest CoMessianic MatriarchalHealers,
Bodhisattva Peace Seeds,
CoDancers and BeautifulPrancers
Singers and Dancers
of and for PermaCultural ZeroZone
CoOperative Organic Installation,
over-investing in single-issues
fundamentally EitherLeft/OrMightMakes PatriarchalRight
ego-suicidal dissonance and zealotry,
absence of sacred holonic integrity
of WinWin healthcare nutrition giving
through deep learning PositivEnergy enculturation
Of Ancient GoldenRule receiving
love as bluesky with red-dawn health
and climate wealthywarnings,
life as green beauty
EarthTribe haunting Place
of paradise polycultural potential
and monocultural dark-wombed
PolyPathic Blue NorthernSky-GreenSpring DawningSpace,
(0)Riginal RNA Nutritional Development
Polyphonic SacredHarmonic Intention,
secular DNA left
of and for RNA elder sacred light-health
divine Yang with YinYin
ZeroZone bilateral nutritional salvation
as defined by WinWin YangYin
climate health cooperators.
Or, as we began,
Do not treat Sacred Others badly
as extended families do not
Lose SecularLeft Health
Lose SacredRight WealthFlow
if not all,
too often violent and deranged
and hopelessly redundant,
remains conservatively controversial
as to who started It.
Yet this issue of inheritance
fades into insignificance
when confronted by our tsunamic evidence
of who is secularly
responsible for healing this mortal wound,
to end It.
Whether this wound
results from a sin against humane ecojustice
it is our collateral responsibility,
to visit as little of these mortal toxins
upon our EarthTribe sons and daughters
as cooperatively WinWin imaginable.
Secular and sacred creolizing origins
can remain ambiguous
while our restorative therapies
move boldly forward
for ego-political peace
with ecological therapeutic justice.
Our LoseLose alternative
is pathological climate Hell,
especially for homeless folks,
and poor extended families and tribes,
and young children of all colors,
and WinWin rhythms,
and marginalized and punished
with climate challenged children,
nonrenewable energy-based addictions.
toward restoring-conserving nutritional health
looks to sustainables
to lead our WinWin resilient Way.
Exploring HealthyFuture Searches,
like WinWin Climates ReConnecting,
facilitates democratic WinLose moving
by standing WinWin still,
rebuilding reverse of LoseLose scenarios
during rediscovering pairs,
and small fractal task and roleplay groups
retraining our DNA of grief
and common gratitude for RNA-green ground,
of non-violent communication,
conserving nutritional activism.
Along this restoring therapeutic climate
enjoy cooperatively-owned access
to both indoor and outdoor spaces,
secular places with chairs
and sacred prayer shawls,
walls and iconic tapestries,
easels and anti-bully shared pulpits,
markers and WinWin remarkers,
tape and bicameral glue,
supplies and nutritional meals,
sacred water and soil,
sky and soulful mountains,
rivers and spirit oceans,
trees and forests
reforesting Paradise cooperators,
pathological storms and terrors
and healthy sun and rain,
fertility and rhythmic indoor-outdoor resonance.
HereYang as NowYin
notnot facelifting shifting WinLose
while flowing still WinWin
curiosity about past LoseLose
Without LeftDaddy Dominance,
and Her still innocent suppressed Children,
share no opposing WinLose
just anxious and angry
and fearful feelings
ego and Earth
c-squared ZeroZone extinguished.
Because all RightBrain feeling voices
are outside Sacred NatureSpirit
secular and sacred heart-felt narratives
evolutionary and devolutionary
ecologies with anthro-centric histories,
HerStories of DNA-RNA SpiritNatures
also Patriarchal TheoLogical
Outdoor OrthodoxVoicing NatureSpirits.
Difference and not sameness,
dissonance and not confluence,
between TheoDaddy and EcoMama
require LeftBrain theo-articulating Voice,
iconic EcoMama TrueFlowing
ergodic seasoned Beauty
inspires Future HealthIntegrity
with LeftBrain dominating language
and in RightBrain cooperatively felt love
for restoring inside with outside apposition, not so much opposition,
deep learning secular-sacred skill sets,
we come to today’s WinWin responsibilities
and not so much WinLose overinvested
in public deniability
to help restore
Ego through Global Transubstantiating Democracy
using both internally necessary
and externally transparent sufficient planning voices
For climate cooperative healthy-wealth design
rather than more BusinessAsUsual
sloppy health care giving and receiving
social ecopolitical pathologies.
Loyal WinWin CoMessiahs
and humble Bodhisattva Peace Warriors
and Bicamerally PolyPhonic BidDaddySun and LittleHotMamaEarth Yogis
and ZeroZone MindBody Performance Artists,
Movement and Dancing Peace Revolution Marchers,
and Master Organic Gardeners and ReForesters,
and PermaCulture Design, not Resign,
and Restorative DNA JusticeWeavers
and RNA GreenPeace Advocates
in community through global WinWin–
we also could better hear our Inside WinLose Critics,
While we do our best to retain resilient resonance
to actively hope
to co-invest in strong Science, Organic-Technologies, and Arts
and ProForming and ActiveFlowing ReCreation Designs
and STAR community green and blue and brown
and all those other colors and fragrant
ReIncarnations of WinWin Left-Right co-operative co-empowerment
each with diverse dialects
for understories of sacred gratitude,
positive LeftBrain secular attitude
for hearing and healing anti-ecological
both inside-yin and outside-yang danger.
We EgoLeft with EcoRight co-balance,
more than bipolar co-gravitate
against more WinLose shit.
We may have Earth and Ego Cleanliness
and Purity Compulsions,
not allowing us to stick to a single vulnerable and innocent resource
out of multi-purposing polypathic place,
A meat-lover’s meal and unwashed eco-contaminated dishes
and clothes and hands and feet and hair washing Critic
for fear of what WinLose Daddy others
might kosher judge,
as not truly
and polyculturally WinWin.
We may hear inside
Outside Performing Arts
and Designing WinLose Busyness Phobias
shutting down RightBrain attempts
at further polyphonic narrative building,
and moving choreography,
and WinWin soulful story-telling
and healing ecotherapy,
resulting in fear of dissonant WinLose addicted rejection letters
and incoming phone calls
of all unknown marketing-area code varieties,
And fear of WinWin Success
inviting each of us into further WinLose risk
through messed up chaotic strategic
and yet not organically felt
political and economic and social WinLose FaultFind
examing each interpersonal-intrapersonal
to be way too negative inside voice
competitively awkward and handicapping
if not downright violent and sadistic and fascist LoseLose
inviting hospitalization more than hospitality,
in some ears and eras,
and a punishing or merciful shot through the head,
We may have
NegativEnergy Psychological Critics
and Colonizing Missionary Religious Fascists inside
discouraging us from speaking in
Outside WinWin Declaration voices.
We do not think it is democratically
or even tyranically OK
to feel free to declare war on and against each other,
and yet not first through last
Alpha through Omega
to declare our universal healthy
secular and sacred love
with each other.
and bullying threat thereof
is not fair patriarchal-matriarchal cooperative play
or therapeutic work
or sacred health vocation.
We may all share
our Matriarchal WombText Spaces,
Places with 4D EcoTherapeutic RealTime Seeds
for restorative justice
and for fear of paranoid lifeline
monoculturing marginalization loss
of polyculturing global potential
cooperative organic learning structures.
We may retain
WinLose LeftBrain Either/Or dominant
Western colonizing enculturation,
And we may retain
rather less Eastern
creolizing outdoor organic experience
reweaving DNA with RNA 4D-fractal
with ecological global empowering
imaginative Past with FutureSearch
nutritional WinWin flow trends.
and Work That Reconnects,
both Agro and AfroTherapy,
both Health Services Design
and Wealth Cooperative Installations,
both Sacred Ecology
and Secular Democratic Empowerment Theology,
both GoodFaith Rights of Earth
and LeftBrain dominance of Man
Wear mutually cooperative
YangDusk West to YinDawn East
polyphonic fractured fractal,
perhaps even polynomial Yang deductive
embracing notnot polynomial YinSquared inductive
Prime ZeroZone Relational
Mutually strategic Left
and organic Right,
and NotNot Negative Lose GameGrowth Systemic,
co-arising nondual benefits
Like humane DNA
with divine RNA
If we revive belief
DNA and Elder RNA
work and play
more like cooperative investigative journalists
following our GoodNews trail
to PositivEnergy climates of health.
And do not Left dominant persist
mistrusting yet investing
in competing ecopolitical survivalist,
Hoping to autonomously reach
Earth’s depleting life-lines
Do we still believe
in WinWin sacred-secular vocations
for PositivEnergy familial democracies?
And GoodNews polyculturing republican co-investors
Death and ThreatMongering
through positions of aggressive YangStrength.
Do we still believe
in sufficiency of resilient nature-spirits
for personal co-redemption
and economic cooperation
and political polypath empowerations
in-between dualdark decomposition
and health optimization
all the Yang with Yin
any of the YangHealth
And anti EarthFirst ego-ecocenter
as not at all therapeutic?
Or sometimes GoldenRule cooperative yes
and sometimes not so Golden
competing Left-Right internal not yet?
Or not yet committed,
and still cognitive-affective
SecularLeft v Elder SacredRight?
Both GoodFaith Rights of Earth
and LeftBrain dominance of Man
wear mutually cooperative
YangDusk West to YinDawn East
I trust yes,
but this is for you to say
more synergetically with me
and most integrity integral
of and for
healthy wealthing you.
Dear Covenant to Empower Children, Inc.
I was in a Potlatch CoHousing Cafe
just the other repair-invested day
for both ego and eco therapy.
Our host introduced
this Potlatch SkillShare event
speaking to himself:
The less I share skills and resources
on cooperative terms
of common educational PositivEnergy endeavor,
The more plutocratically powerful
of private learning affluence
tumors growing within healthier democracy,
for restoring justice,
as cooperatively-owned peace.
So it was
I thought of you,
covenanted to caregiving
and not corporate profit,
your mission to restore therapeutic health
to under-nourished children
and their not-full-healthing families.
with broken belongings,
longings for everything therapeutic cafes
and lending libraries
for computers and karaoke machines,
musical instruments and microphones,
speakers and costumes,
clothing and furniture,
bicycles and toys,
stories and songs
ecotherapeutic co-housing and garden fixers
to extend family neighborhood co-responsibilities.
by non-violent therapeutic innovators,
local restorative justice administrators,
nonprofit co-housing and community gardening
and nutritious interior-exterior landscaping,
inside-outside nurturing design,
cooperatively-invested and self-managing families
growing neighborhood organizations.
Covenants to prosper
tool and toy and school libraries,
co-housing recreation skill-sharing centers,
ego-ecotherapeutic non-violent churches and synagogues
and temples and courthouses
and cooperatively-owned city halls
co-investing in ego/ecotherapeutic businesses
including skilled do-it-ourselfers,
professional hurt child cooperative parents
with childcare giving repair businesses,
apprentices interested in synergetic
in neighborhood planning and co-design,
outdoor installations and ego/eco-evaluations
of health care giving as love receiving.
This Potlatch Cafe and Garden
was multiculturally filled
to multigenerational capacity
with innovative self and other fixers
about facilitating ego/eco-repairs.
Which brings in new employee-owners
to local repair incubation businesses
and empowerment cafe members
undertaking and overtaking cooperatives
for ecopolitical health-wealth restorations.
Healthy keys to continually growing
Potlatch CoHousing Cafes
are those held by community WinWin
outdoor-indoor entertainment innovators,
street clowns and village green sages,
parental fools and innocent teacher healers
in love with therapeutic life.
Covenants to CareGive Children
and their cooperative co-housed families
coordinated and ecotherapeutically operated
by established hospitality foundations
like local cooperative-restorative climate-care governments
and nonprofit empowerment missioned organizations
committed to potlatch provide
investments and therapeutic non-violent staff
and volunteer intern cooperative familycare members
to coordinate co-housing residents
and neighborhood transporters
and young cafe and garden after-school volunteers.
Covenants for Healing
could grow cooperatively owned therapeutic cafes
and multicultural multigenerational homes
accessible co-housing options
for nurturing community residents
rather than discarding,
Incubating interdependent potlatch stewards
with secular-sacred dipolar co-arising faith
in PositivEnergy Democracy
for growing neighborhood
in CoRedemptive Gardens.
With warm hope
you are enjoying this child empowering day
Notes: Influenced by Rosemary Cooper, p. 270, The Community Resilience Reader.
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What is sun’s fire to light?
Who is light into stardust?
What are sun and moon and stars
to Earth’s revolving revolutions?
integrity of health,
Tao bilateral balance, (0)-soul-kosmic,
God of Time’s regenerate future
emerging healthy robust bilateral light.
What is light to stardust?
We co-arise dual-dar
bicameral balance v. cognitive-affective neural-temporal dissonance
EveryWhere and HumanNatural
as double-YangYang/YinYinfractal-Right polynomial spacetime When.
with YangAdenine-Convex NegativeNegative Boundary (interior appositional-binary)
with YinCytosine-Concave NegativeNegative Explicate Revolving-Precessive
with YinGuanine-Concave PositivePositive Implicate Order Reverse Revolution Recessive.
Natural light to dark seasonal-neural fold/unfold equivalent-balance dipolar order:
U: winter 0
A: spring +1
C: summer +2
G: fall (-,-)1 MidWay Neural Health Balance Function
Winter- SunGod Absence
Spring- Gaia Entrance
Summer- Climax PolyCultural Outcomes of Regenerative Health
Fall- Advent of MidWay BiCameral DeComposition
of Health/Therapeutic Values
Human languaged relationships,
our transactions with reiterative trends and rhythms
of light and dark as warm and cold,
evolutions and revolutions of perennial Time,
these are also RNA syntax politica economies
healthy dipolar balancing evolutions
emerging cooperative revolutionary transitions,
at least potentially,
for further ReGenerative Trending PolyNomial SpaceTime,
LeftBrain Dominant MindBody Disposition.
Who is Light of Sun’s Firey Investment History?
What is Bright of StarDust’s Fertile Nurturing Earthstory?