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Premium Member The Forest, Never to Return, Part 2
Sometimes, in the dead of night
When all our fast asleep
We are startled awake by a loud and pernicious
Rapping sound, a bang bang banging sound

Like someone, or something
Breaking through our front door
Ready to take us, devour us
Tear us limb from limb

Like...Read More
Categories: systems, dark, death, evil, fear, horror, scary, violence,
Form: Dramatic Verse

Premium Member Eggplant Entity
eggplant entity
encroaching or approaching?
earth moves slowly, unsure
whether to greet or run

eggplant entity
in all the solar systems
why did you choose this one?
have you always been here?

eggplant entity
you are gorgeous
know if we run, it is due to fear
not because we do not...Read More
Categories: systems, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 7th
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Woman: WaterBearer
this multicultural shift from monotheistic "feminist"
to compassionate "womanist".

Not an either-or, competitive shift,
typically left-brain dominant;
But a more complementary
dipolar contrast
between ecological feminists
and theologically polypathic womanists,
reconnecting secular-sacred iconography
for MotherEarth's healthiest resilience.

struggling against egopatriarchal grand-staged history
of violence
capital-driven colonization,
rabid predation,
viral rabidity.

But, a womanist herstoric view
more...Read More
Categories: systems, caregiving, health, integrity, wisdom, woman,
Form: Political Verse
In a world full of greed, pursuit of power,
divisiveness, ruthlessness, racism rife,
fake promises, fake news, lies and deceit.
Money matters more than mankind.
I need to escape.
Rainforests ravaged, raped and ruined,
animals treated with cruel contempt,
nature’s systems, beautifully balanced,
trampled and bled without any...Read More
Categories: systems, corruption, nature,
Form: Free verse
Ode to Coronavirus
it is just a last wake up call,
heavy bell tolls of John Donne
mourning for dying Humanity.

The very serious and decisive warning
sending to all nations.
Change your mind, way of life,
local, state orders
and global system –
for much better sort of governing
or you...Read More
Categories: systems, anxiety, environment, pollution,
Form: Ode

Premium Member It's Just Not Fair
Powerful Weapons Systems
Marvels of Technology
Vast Communication Networks
Fabulously Wealthy Financiers
The Latest in Robotic Technology
The Greatest Minds of our Times   
             All Aligned
     ...Read More
Categories: systems, insect, military, money, technology,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sighed Earth's River
I heard a new term today,
slow sighed Earth's River,
"spiritual intelligence."

I have become flowingly familiar
with cognitive intelligence,
before that emotional intelligence,
before that contextual intelligence,
similar to climate intelligence
throughout life's tributaries,
and root well-springs.

My waters do not claim these are strengths;
more familiar as effluent opportunities
for...Read More
Categories: systems, community, health, humor, integrity, river, soulmate, spiritual,
Form: Political Verse
Coronavirus microbe COVID 19
Coronavirus microbe (COVID-19)

(alternately titled: yours truly doth mutter
asthma bowled dug gutter 
pin yon hated chap strikingly and gently weeps, 
whereby melts milquetoast like butter.)

Aye reckon eyes aforementioned 
entitled microscopic organism
doth strain credulity threatening 
Homo sapiens left agog
stupefied, whereby mortality 
of...Read More
Categories: systems, 11th grade, 12th grade, beautiful, husband, leadership,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Coronavirus COVID19
The Great Cleansing… Again

Small plane lands on time at secluded quiet airport
Happy family comes off quickly, so glad to be there.

Laughing kids run off playing, on well-manicured green lawns 
Carry-on luggage gets stacked, on dirty tarmac long bare
Limo bus empty...Read More
Categories: systems, dance, death, eulogy, life, people, sick, sorrow,
Form: Free verse
He sat at a desk
Where he had worked for twenty years
As he gathered the evidence collected
He fought back swelling tears

She sat in the home
Where she learned to trust and run
Love had sheltered her and her boys
This couldn't be how LOVE...Read More
Categories: systems, fear,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member And Still We Search
I'll be turning 68 this spring
and still looking for a health-wealthy home.

This feels remarkably like a younger traveler's game,
with less capital-acquisition baggage
and toxic furniture
and uncooperative tools.

for an ecotherapist
to be so Earth-habitat unrooted.

Not to indulge in self-shaming,
yet my youngest son,
dependent on...Read More
Categories: systems, earth, happiness, health, home, house, integrity, journey,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Cutting off the Vampires Head
Evil has evolved their hearts through surgery
concern for the people, displayed in absolute forgery
cutting common supply to show how ruthless
cold minds with parasitic heads so heartless
a large people carried by the small minded
welfare then restricted, only to their kindred
suffering, lashing...Read More
Categories: systems, abuse, africa, anger, betrayal, corruption, leadership, political,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Essential Reading
When asked
by my nephew
for an essential reading list
for PermaCultural Therapeutic Design,
my Taoist thoughts went back
to Unitarian-Universalist
Yin/Yang pre-history,
when Earth produced a theologian,
Dr. Thomas Starr King (1824-1864)
reaching out for non-violent dialogue
across all global healing cultures.

This 1800s Dr. King 
would-be global peacemaker
and reflected
and...Read More
Categories: systems, community, destiny, earth, health, history, integrity, peace,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member What I Want
What I want,
probably need,
from people of compassionate
positive faith
in sacred covenants
in healthy energy democracies,
in cooperative co-empathic learning systems:

Impressive co-investments
rather than depressive divestment,
Integral cooperative ownership
more than autonomous competitions,
Intimately transparent management
multiculturally vulnerable mediation
among and within Earth's holonic
living webs of compassionate communication,
bicameral healthy/wealth

Intelligence, cognitive...Read More
Categories: systems, community, deep, education, health, integrity, leadership, peace,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Cherishing DiaLogical Earth
More Yang/Yin Conversation with Adam Robersmith

Robersmith (p. 47, Justice On Earth): 
" is showing us something important:
We are affecting our climate
and ecosystems
in ways that are detrimental to life
on the planet
and to how we live."

Yin: Science and conscience
are discovering and uncovering...Read More
Categories: systems, community, earth, games, health, integrity,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Restoring Inside Justice
Healing Win/Lose EgoNomial Intent

We belong together
Through all kinds of colonizing corporate weather,
We belong creolizing together.

So sings my mitochondrial DNA
when I listen deeply
to all prior matriarchal regenerations
speaking in still 
timeless win/win voices

Especially about polycultural outcome opportunities
and monocultural injustice 
incoming risks.

I...Read More
Categories: systems, culture, education, grandmother, health, integrity, language, racism,
Form: Political Verse
The canny hitman wears many faces
His smiling face he calls democracy
Were you to hear him chanting..
You would be forgiven to believe
Freedoms.. rights, democracy..
He utters and funds yet.. SEE
Do you SEE your fallen statesman
Your struggling economy..
Your puppet H.E The president

The Hitman...Read More
Categories: systems, extended metaphor, inspiration, judgement, meaningful, mystery, religious,
Form: Dramatic Verse
they recreated the virus to find what would naturally destroy it
research had shown that re-evaluating what existed to find
what might exist could
allow us a greater understanding of the virus.
from mutating and regenerating
to overpower any cure or remedy we might find...Read More
Categories: systems, music, myth, science,
Form: Bio
Premium Member Humanity of Horses
My internal experience of depression
today shames
external ecology of elation,
all I might know as warm extended family
of profoundly peaceful impressions
still bare surviving
at end of this slow-fading thread.

This morning
one Epictetus sentence
speaks of blaming left-hemisphere dominant GodVoices:

"People are disturbed not by things,
but by...Read More
Categories: systems, anti bullying, depression, health, integrity, peace, political,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Love's Difference
What is the difference
between an anti-theist
and a pro-humanist?

What is the difference
between a terrorist
and a terrific zest?

What is the remainder
when subtracting NonZero-Sum WinWin outcomes
from Zero-Sum WinLose capital incomes?

Why do
Permaculture Designs
and Restorative Sacred Justice Resolutions
share the same healthy wealth goals?
If they do,
and...Read More
Categories: systems, community, culture, earth, education, health, integrity, peace,
Form: Political Verse
One Mother's Choice LM
"Reality is something you rise above." -Liza Minelli

There is a host of systems the world over that mankind has chosen to                   ...Read More
Categories: systems, courage, culture, family, religious,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Democracy On Fire
In "On Fire"
Naomi Klein reminds us
win/lose capitalism invites a cooperative action vacuum
and abhors restrictions on money-accumulating freedom,

But Earth,
healthy global climates,
wealthy ecosystems
invite regenerative win/win climax
of cooperatively nurturing health systems
and abhor inhumane definitions of "wealth"
as privately-held and autonomously sequestered currency
natural resources
human resources

Climate...Read More
Categories: systems, earth, engagement, health, integrity, political, psychological, social,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Fragile Supremacy
Does it always feel good to be King?
Or Queen?
PolyPathic Genius?
PolyPhonic Perfect Pitched Prophet?

White fragility,
like loneliness,
is the psychic
and economic
and disempowering risk we take

Each time and place
we consciously impress
subconsciously oppress
unconsciously suppress
anti-consciously repress
over-invested white male privileged opportunities

To recognize history as polycultural systems
and...Read More
Categories: systems, earth, games, health, integrity, joy, peace, race,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member A Gap In The Traffic
These 'Out Of Action' traffic lights
Where I've stopped have made me think:
What happens to an orchestra
If the conductor's out of sync?

What happens to 'Celebrities'
Without their 'Kiss and Tell'?
And think about the care we'd get 
If our doctors were unwell.

What happens...Read More
Categories: systems, confusion, emotions, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Keeping Healthy Hearts
I see and hear a great overlap between
left-brain dominant education,
straight white male privileged political power,
and capitalist win/lose 
Elite ballistic gamesmanship.

But, as importantly,
what do you hear
believe about ingredients for violating plutocracy
and for degenerative
fading public health
and competitive uncivil miseducation?

I have been listening,
sometimes...Read More
Categories: systems, community, dream, health, integrity, passion, peace, power,
Form: Political Verse