Candle of Hope
I am in my newly adopted Green Sanctuary
enjoying our communal celebration
of all things nutritionally healthy
When the ecofeminist facilitator announces
it is now our time to light three candles of hope.
She invites our Greek chorus
to speak these candles' brightening intention.
Various voices give shout outs of ongoing despair
for lack of healthy cooperativity growing darkly drear
competitions in Virginia
and capital-city hysteria
nearly every Win or Lose ZeroSum stated place.
I was thinking of shining more light on seeds of winwin hope,
Like most everything in Yes! crunchy magazine
and in Permaculture Design unglossy magazines
and in Restorative UnAutomated NonIndustrialized Justice
and NonViolent Communication classes and families everywhere.
Hope cooperatively owned and managed
universally celebrated in green businesses
and uniting household sanctuaries
good-faith intentional communities,
communions of nutritional integrity
springing up across Earth's multiculturing planet.
Hope shouting out for creolization over colonization,
for unity over uniformity,
for freedom for active love and not just freedom from chronic fear.
Hope for lefts with rights,
for adaptive deductions with adoptive inductions,
for natural systems with spiritual networks,
for secular knowledge with sacred wisdom,
for yang with yin, and never against,
for ecofeminists with cooperative-parenting matriarchs,
for spatial now with temporal not not yet,
for universal OneZones with unitarian multi-lateral ZeroZones,
for equal dignity of egos within interdependent webs of ecohabitats.
I did not speak my active hopes aloud,
worried they might feel too aggressively intrusive,
so not even one candle is lit
for healthy compassionate climates
cooperatively impassioned hope,
for investments already planted,
growing up and out wealth
of green and black and brown and white and blue and red
and ultra-nonviolent resilience.
How will this liturgy incarnate cooperative compassion
becoming non-violently viral?
Without everyday resonations,
articulations of interdependent ego/eco-balancing,
pro-active shout-out Hope! impassioners.
Green sanctuary history lessons
often miss what's going on
with other Yes! multicultures,
Miss what has gone on in non-sectarian
Miss what and whom have not yet nutritionally come
within our potential 7-grain interdependent 2020 communion.
Green sanctuary celebrants
mistake our despair for WinWin opportunities missed
for candles of hope unlit
omitting interdependent risks
to celebrate more extensively
within Earth's healthy polycultural nutritious strengths
not yet grown adoptively,
but known adaptively
within as without
one interdependent trans-generational web
of healthing wealthy life.
Copyright © Gerald Dillenbeck | Year Posted 2019