In Our Dotage
What do you dote on?
Who do you dote with, if anyone?
"Dote" is an old-time word for ruminate,
to dwell on and within,
to become absorbed by and with.
Then there is also "antidote".
Let's imagine that our massive events and entertainment media
were to merge into an eventertainment industry,
hypnotised and hypnotising
to dote on negative events
in which we explore ourselves and others as victims in some intensely dissonant way,
suffering anthro-doting creations not yet present when media creator god
looked and saw that we should smell good,
or at least better.
This way of empathizing with others
stepping into our co-awareness of humanity,
discovering both my and our identities
as co-redeeming victims of ecopolitical anti-dotage abuse and neglect,
terror and malignant apathy,
also evolves reverent wonder and awe
uncovering champion dotage antidotes,
new ecopolitical gods and goddesses
hunter ways and gathering means
for and of
images and dreams of now fracturing crevices and cracks
filling with peaceful healing justice
fragrant with lemon-scented sustaining mercy,
lavender of love's promise
in four-dimensional fully organic spectral color
following outlines of days when healthy therapeutic news was sunrise good
and sunset bad,
but all agreed,
normatively good was green below with blue above
in yellow light
from which we came to champion dote through each night.
If we are victim doters
then antidoting champions too
to see full color stretching identities
of me through organic you
within each of time's regeneratively bilateral antidotes,
both victim and larger self-potentiating champions,
heroic co-redemptive powers cooperating our more positive psychology,
evaporating our too negative dotage,
ruminating our wisdom experiments together,
amply covered by poetic license.
Copyright © Gerald Dillenbeck | Year Posted 2016
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