All The Time In The World


Hypothetically speaking, we tend to play with “What if…?” a lot.

It is as if we wish we could get better at guessing.

Try this one on for size, if you will —

Should we live life as if we have

all the time in the world?


Since when is Time itself in the world?

If Time is not of this world, then neither are we.

Time is immaterial, and yet, we materially belong to It.


Prima materia has no form, therefore it matters.

Something funny is going on between the times.

If formless existence comes first,

is it not a miracle that we alone give secondary form to reality?


We are alone, you know, in a sense.

There is only you and me, right now, dear reader.

One of us matters…and one of us does not.

One of us sees, whilst the other informs.

Why should it matter who is who?


We live on a temporal globe that exists in space.

Dependency is a worldly part of the game.

Our loving, benevolent sun’s existence depends on

our intelligent perceptions.

The nuclear clock tick-talks-tick-talks, not caring if ears can hear.


Humanity is destined to live elsewhere.

We will navigate and gravitate to another heavenly place.

Our world is transferable,

surely as our souls do transmigrate

to and through all inevitable eventualities.


Uncle Tree Houses Homeless Meanderer

Headlines: Dogma Chases Catastrophic Consequences


Uncle Tree’s dastardly dilemma for the day consisted of an unwanted guest and a broken down communication device. Deciding not to dwell on the current demands made by the hard-of-hearing, he spent most of the afternoon hours contemplating, or mulling over, several conspicuous and altogether concocted trivial pursuits originating in, and entirely coordinated by the meandering mind of man.

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The Shady Side Of Grey

monochrome rainbow

Choices can be black or white

for each dog gets one day

Yes & No — both come to fight

the shady side of grey

Colours blend inside a rainbow

Flats and sharps are sublime

Every answer has a shadow

Close counts some of the time!

So make your rules with this in mind

remember who they’re for

Imperfekt humans halfway blind

will often choose the wrong door

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Who Minds Who


Rummaging through billions of brain cells in a million cluttered closets just now,

feeling the pressure of a pressing situation that needed to be quickly resolved,

I, the one with the question, found myself being attracted to a cluster of certainty.

Luckily for me, my answer was all in a bunch. Therefore, I picked it out.

I made a decision. I made a choice. I made up my mind.

Or did I?

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The Amusement Park


The butterfly soars way over our heads

It has no intention of ever reaching the stars

Or of becoming one


The earthworm digs deep under our feet

It knows better than to think, that someday

it might just reach the center

and find itself


Man amuses himself with challenges

due to circumstances

then he experiments


God experiments with Man

and challenges His amusements

regardless of the circumstances


Uncle Tree Faces Draft In “The War Beyond Belief”

According to the highest intelligence resources in the land,

(The Underground Secret Service Agency)

Citizen Tree will soon be headed to the front lines to help

secure and defend the world against the return of dusty notions.

The sharpened hedges are no longer able to hold back the

advancing lame ideas, as they are armed with the memes

and ways of suicidal tendencies. These renegade impostors,

covered and concealed as they are under camouflaged truths,

have rendered non-stop havoc as they infiltrate one college

campus after another. All across the country this battle unfolds,

exposing us to dumbfounded wrinkles that defy ironing out.

In its entirety, the hope of our nation now relies on the

strengths and abilities of Trooper Tree’s knowledge. Will he be up

to the test? Can he, Private Tree, loaded down as he is with

branched off armies and square roots that stretch for miles,

can he, indeed, save us all from wallowing in the deposited filth

produced by our own evil ways, bad habits, and fictitious fancies?

Let us pray.


(Written in response to Mariana’s comment #7 in, “Born To Dust”)


Born To Dust

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Body is tree of enlightenment, mind like a clear mirror stand;

time & gain wipe it diligently, don’t let it gather dust! Shenxiu


Enlightenment’s basically no tree, clear mirror no stand.

Fundamentally there’s no single thing! Where can dust collect? Huineng


Retort to Shenxiu and Huineng


densely packed
allows tree to stand upright

Covered with mud
in the depths of my soul
remnants of the sun’s radiance

Fundamentally, it is
clear to the heavens


Uncle Tree