New Wine, Old Skins

For naturally aged old bodies,
new age spirituality
may bring to mind

Natural AND spiritual co-creative tensions
between regenerative positive empowerment
and degenerative negative dark,
yet still warmly wet newborn,
womb-like metamorphic attachment memories,

Continuous recycles of re-generate life
and de-generating deaths,

and losses,

Healthy days
and wealth uneased nights

Free of hoarding ego privileges
embedded in Earth’s blue/green
ecosystemic timeless
multiculturing senses

Of natural old ages
giving way to continuous
dipolar co-arising
naturally spirited
new-green/old-red sages.


Earth’s Superior Wisdom

Revolving Earth knows
from ancient sense-sexual
life experience

That we,
as global EarthTribe regenerators,
do simultaneously experience
seasons of summer north
and winter south,

That we do
already know
and financially appreciate
dualistic capitalism West
and nondualistic Both/And communion
ancient indigenous East multiculturalism,

That we are
already bicameral
Either/Or deductive Left bipolar hemispheric
and Both/And inductive Right dipolar spheric,

That triangulation
of health care choices,
has many warm and healthy,
safe and wealthy,
therapeutic empowering
enlightening systemic voices.


Mutually Assured Destruction

Mutually traumatic relationships,
like co-arising declarations of war,
codependent not listening aggression,
co-nonempathic hatred,
rabidly competitive systems,
nationalistic sociopathology,
pervasively dissociative mental illness,
deliberate maladministration
for growing degenerative subclimates
of mutually assured destruction,

Take us nowhere
toward understanding
why Earth
is otherwise a life evolving
spiraling space/time planet,

Much less a therapeutic direction
to resolve why
universal positive energy
is sometimes win/win healing co-relational
recreating co-incidental regenerative events
growing resonance
and resilient holistic interdependent systems
rather than ZeroZone nothing,

Why mutually assured listening
develops win/win resiliently healthy relationships
predicting NonZero Zone regenerational evolution
of complex interdependent systems
and co-relational networks
of positive correlational energy webs

spiraling into resonant health care integrity
and potential for wealthy
robust communication,
mutual deep learning,
wide multicultural compassion.

Win/Lose competitions are what lie in-between
Win/Win health and Lose/Lose pathology,
between regenerative and degenerative
waiting for our further cooperative investments
in mutual bicameral intelligence,
binomial relationships,

Dipolar co-arising Both/And feelings
and bipolar differentiating Either/Or cognitions,
mutually assured resonance
more than antagonistic dissonance,
anthropomorphic continuance
of self/other punishing violence
against EarthClimate wealthy health.


Polite Political Distance

I hope I would
find a difference
between cooperative masturbation
and making passionate love
if I could

I wonder if I should
recognize ego’s fulfillment
as more leftbrain secularized
and the other
as Old Green EcoSchool sacred
and red-blooded.

I hope a brief career
as a prostitute
was brief because I could not produce
a sultry fascinated look
for commercial leftbrain purposes.

I would not
because I could not
and perhaps it is not a flaw
in character
that the issue of should not
never co-arose.

I also wonder about my brief career
as a model.

I could not produce
the gift of an impassioned smile
for commercial purposes,
or at least not a smile
photographers found resonant,
nor sufficiently resilient
for longer term consumption.

Again, I would not
because I could not
force what my rightbrain felt
should co-arisingly
responsively flow from wealth
of safe and co-relational health,
secular and sacred.

I had a not brief enough career
as a commercial writer
for human development,
and young adult
and cooperative community development
for more warm than polite
politically empowering agency.

I could not fail to notice
how commercial professional fundraisers,
also known as beleaguered Executive Directors,
replaced original founders
whose hearts co-empathically arose
with compassion to serve,
and live in personal
and familial,
even tribal and global, solidarity
with all poor in spirit
disenfranchised from Earth’s sacred nature.

I retired
when I could not fail to notice
I was a white male privileged
commercial writer
for a straight white privileged
corporate culture
no longer even dreaming
of non-commercial solidarity
with those we were white privileged
to serve with increasingly secularized
of indentured servants
rather than rightbrain co-empathically committed
to robustly co-relational
cooperative attachments

Within EarthTribe’s unprostituted
organically whole
yet spiritually open
co-empowering relationships.

I wonder if I would
find a difference
between codependent political masturbation,
between Trumpian self-serving administration,
and founding democratic Fathers
making passionate non-commercial love
if I could
and should.


Bad May Be Good, Someday

But probably not today
will positive neurological compassion
express without win/lose capitalistic traces
of intent,
expecting only win/win cooperative discussion
and deliberation
and bicameral discernment,
these eco-politcally empowering hopes
and dreams
and non-violent communication investments
will restore EarthTribal Peace

Earth MatriarchalPeace
is also positive
sacred ecofeminist
green power

Doors to Perception
Revolving changing nutritious light
and nondualistic dark bicameral healthy memory

Restoring caretaking and caregiving EarthJustice
is also democratic grassroots inclusive energy,
positive and negative historic multiculturing/monocultural root systems.

Energy is
EmPowered Mass is
spatial place
and transportive time-power is political
whether involving the cooperative politics of a root system
or the more competitive politics of run-away monocultural
colonization by one species
against all polyculturing Other species,
theocratic ecosystems,
Green Goddess YinRivers of Transport,
GrandMother Full/Empty MoonLight
SunLight ReSourced ReFlection.

Compassionate global win/win communication
light=energy=ecopolitical therapy opportunity
could restore health-optimizing EarthJustice,
multiculturally mediating EarthTribe Peace,
including GrandMother Moon,
both Full and Empty,
but not tonight.


Winter’s Writing Choices

Approaching winter…

OK, maybe encroaching mid-winter
of life’s seasonal span
with resonantly compelling grace,
perhaps even transparent vulnerability,
feels controversial,
too laissez-faire

Too much courage
in declaring preliminary success
with too little curiosity
about what happens next
on planet Earth

Continuing to revolve all four seasons
holistic lenses.

I recall the poet’s admonition
to not go quietly
into this winterish
cold night.

Life’s final reflective opportunity
does not invite quiet
so much as impassioned peace
of a windless snowfall
blanketing all I can see
and more faintly hear,
touch and awkwardly feel,
smell and bittersweetly taste
unsafe passage.

I recently moved from autumn habitat,
a creative tension between summer’s midlife climax
and this new winter habit
above Connecticut’s exquisite Salmon River.

This is a compromised writer’s winter hermitage
shared with my son who cannot speak
but can roar,
who cannot walk by himself
but can scoot
and belly laugh at his own internal sensations
and my external sensational sounds.

And, following Daquan
from my fall habitat
to winter’s eremetical search for peace,
however coldly displaced,
with social
and political
and spiritual
and natural distancing,

Behind Daquan
are daily in-home nurses
and his most avid companion,
my romantically distanced husband.

He comes bearing gifts
of clothes,
cleaning supplies,
far too much meaty food
for a proper hermitage
and not enough
for sufficient redemption
and for self-forgiveness.

He comes unaware of my ecofeminist wintering spirit,
longing for Earth’s warm womb justice
restoring peace
resilient through all four seasons
of present
and future Earth lives.

My ecofeminist lineage
feels too white to him,
not a journey for him
and our two brown sons
and my brown and cerebral palsied daughter
and Daquan.

So, this writer’s winter hermitage
remains newly compromised by past fall
and summer
and even spring
of extended multicultural family life.

May it always be so
or no,
I’m not sure which to pray for
or against
as I quietly write
into this warm and peaceful night,
just right,
not too dim or bright.


Goddess Gospel Spirits

how dominant or repressed,
predative or victimized,
winner or loser,
positive or negative,
show up in so many paradigms
of light,

And/Or predetermined
prejudicial shadow
too bipolar–

Not enough dipolar both/and
cause/effective co-arising circles
[not lines
much less militaristic vanquishing squares]
recycling civility,
repurposing cooperative humanity,
integrity narratives
of PermaCultural Designers,
Restorative Justice Black and Green Allies.

More nuanced
wicked Black Witches nightmares
may, by mysterious sacred night,

Also become wise circling
multicultural storytellers,
nonviolently pre-polypathic
polyphonic Earth GreenPeace Warriors,
cooperative singers,
win/win development incorporators,
beautifully choreographed grace dancers.

Hypothetical predictions
of the yet unseen
and unheard
may follow leftbrain paranoid
about powerful plotters,
venomous disempowerers
who are, thereby,
unlike my mortal
repressed story,
depressing ego-identity,
being and yet also becoming
more lost
and loss.

Or, my ego could follow wisdom circles
of rightbrain affective multicultural communication
through resonant win/win discernment cycles
and more disturbing periods
racist climates
sensory monosexual supremacists,
more and less evangelistically anthro-supremacist
against universal cooperative network building
predicting the opposite of lose/lose fighting monocultures,
neglectful lack of relationship

Feels unlike both/and
not(not) ZeroZone Win/Win
wikipathic yintegrity.

Such imaginative compassion
equals oppositional dualistic
passes in reverse of dreamlike night,
yin Over yang
Principle of Temporal Power Reversion

Power of Not ZeroSum
open systemic bilateral thinking
Over leftbrain dominant ZeroSum
closed system chaotic repressing
Ego v TheoLogical
Nature/Spirit tipping point confusion,
dissonance for most

But, also,
turning yang-dominant risk
toward not-polynomial yet hidden empty
timeless time’s eternity
of fertile circling
yintegral opportunity.

What would you feel,
happy or sad,
or hopefully something more widely amusing
and deeply profound
than One
without the Zero Other
causes wisest ecofeminist tears
falling democratically,
inclusively, both up and down,
smile and frown
with bold prevision
and with custody of 20/20 revising herstory
of anti-patriarchalism
more grace-filled anthrohumility,
Green New through Old Golden Rules
between humane sacred Mind
and cooperatively reassociated EarthNature,

In between
sacred ego individualistic personal theology
and secular green global communication ecology.

Mother Earth Goddess,
what could you hope to feel
if I were to say of you,

“This bicameral Creator
could not non-violently feel
and experience sacred gratitude
for my irresponsible ecofeminist spirit.”

Must you hear that observation
and post mortem hypothesis,
my Fifth Quarter PermaCultural analysis,
as a pre-mortem judgment,
disdain for what might become
good faith news

We are each and all
doing our cooperative best
with one Restorative EarthJustice
Bodhisattva-Messianic Vocation,
to heal our own organic
sacred Gaian Habitat
or suffer revenge
of EcoFeminists laughing loudest
and eternally last.

If it helps,
and we mutually hope
Truth and Beauty co-habitate wisdom
to help all ReGenerators,
sacred as Great-Horned Owlish Prophets
and Prophetesses
watching our future rich eggs grow.

If Trust helps,
perhaps you may appreciate
a judgment I neither said
nor intended,
neither explicated nor implied,
did not intend as a colonizing weapon
nor a creolizing tool,

a healthy bicameral anthropoid
SHOULD non-violently feel
and experience sacred green gratitude
for my irrepressible ecofeminist attitude.”

Judging past behaviors
and absence of behaviors,
and communications,
verbal and nonverbal,
is not helpful to you or me
as compared to ego/eco-healing future behavior
and communication
toward inviting cooperative dialogue
more than competitive debate
in bicameral eco-political capitals,
heads of stated being

Rebecoming temples
sacred inside voices
speaking outside Beauty’s Truths.


Fame Not Required

My great challenge for fruitful wisdom paths
is credentialed expertise.

My obstacle to polypathic health
is self-aggrandizing comfort,
cheap ease.

Obstacles to resilient compassion
have more to do with impatient “kindness”
than diligently interdependent pursuits
of transparently vulnerable
of deep and wide resonance, seeking consilience
of cooperative wisdom.

When my wisdom circles
of dialogue
sacred discernment
turn to topics of public administration,
political science,
persuasion theory,
nonviolent communication systems,
positive psychology,
multicultural mediation,
cooperative economics,
game theory,
systems theory,
group theory,
attachment theory,
polyvagal theory,
experiential math,
permaculture design,
comparative religion,
Restorative Justice,

When these tools
within my belt of personal knowledge
are invited to work cooperatively together
to achieve resilient
and resonant
multicultural wisdom,

Problems begin when I expect
to speak unilaterally
and to be listened to,
settling for sufficiency of my credentialed expertise,
my zero-zone experience,
my health-wealth advocacy,
rather than searching for shared wisdom

Cooperative fame prefers
becoming known
for our active love of one another
exhaling out
to encompass all wisdom circles

More powerful
and famous
rather than infamous
punishingly ideological
monoculturing squares.


FullFlushed Trump Cards

He begins
commenting on Chuang-tse
who was commenting on Laotse’s
“Exalt not the wise
So that the people shall not scheme [win v lose]
and contend [in partisan debate];”
Wait, am I in the wrong place
or the wrong day
and or time?
The title drawing me here
and now
is “The Prophetic Function of Trumpism”
Exalt not self-promoting grandeur,
So democratic culture
shall induct win/win resolutions together
and resonate with sacred integrity.
so maybe this is the right place
but ahead of our time,
like prophecy
and not-not double negative paradoxymorons;
Exalting the transparently invulnerable
unwise leader.
He came like a doctor
to treat a diseased patient.
We will cooperate
like a health care climate
to retreat with a wealthy EarthPhysician.
He came like a good son
proffering medicine to a father
sick from neglect.
S/he will come
as a loving FatherLight
investing in multicultural meditation
within a Messianic ChristChild
who has been sick
from an EarthClimate of neglect.
For in the world of perfect peace,
no value was placed
upon exalting the wise,
or putting the capable men in position.
For on a multiculturally healthy Earth
restoring justice as peace,
abundant win/win values
overwhelming  win/lose capitalism
will not be invested upon abusing
and violating the unwise,
instead committed to restoring healthy egos
to cooperative leadership positions.
The president
was like the top of a tree
unconsciously transcendent,
and the people lived like the deer
in the forest.
Cooperative circles of residents
will return as root systems
of a sacred EarthTree
communicatively communioned,
and egosystems will again live
like nutritious extended families
of mammals
amid a forest of MotherTree icons
to and for climate health,
future seeds
and wombs
of Bodhisattva EarthMother.
Doing right,
they did not know
it was called justice.
Having gone violently wrong,
punishingly win/lose,
manna v mammon,
capitalistic top to bottom,
we have deeply learned
we are called to cooperative
democratic peace.
Kind to one another,
they did not know
that it was called humanity.
Having been unkind
egotistically against each polarized Other,
we have deeply and multiculturally learned
we are divinely called humane.
They were straight
and did not know
it was called faithfulness.
We will also be LGBTQ
and will not doubt
wealthy culture calls to octaves
of climates in full color.
They were proper,
and did not know
it was called honesty.
They were improperly Yang hemisphere imbalanced,
and will become witnesses
to compassion’s universally cooperative yintegrity.
They moved about
and called to one another for help,
and did not call it favor.
They will immigrate and emigrate
for climate restoration
and co-invest in each other for help,
and call this restoring Earth’s optimal justice.
their actions left no trace
and their events
left no record.
our future actions
and wise words
will leave no history conquering trace
and EarthTribe’s creative events
will leave no monoculturing
monosyllabic history,
no summery
drawing together past
meets present
prophetically greets future,
no re-membering conclusion,
no polling trends
for restoring EarthJustice health
as our prophetic bicameral measure
of cooperative vocational wealth.



Half Conscious

She was half listening
to a Tibetan male philosopher.

He spoke in timeless wise prose
by suppressed
Western natural theories of mind.

She heard repressed
Western timely spiritual experiences
of sensual sensory bodies.

He sang lyrically
of cultural vocations
perpetually turned toward enlightenment.

She spoke rationally
of permacultural designs
systemically perpetuating
healthy democratic empowerment.

He thought about natural
multicultural mindfulness
as time’s seamless spatial integrity.

She felt sublime
within polycultural
spiritual embodiment
of Earth’s revolving
nurturing synergy.

He was half speaking
to a Western ecofeminist theologian.