stardrive omnicron chronicals part v – dream shard

captain jurgen shuddered awake
cryo pod cleaning itself up
they glanced at the console
s/he smiled that several years had passed by
curss-sed time
jurgen yawned, “what’s new?”
the time traveller stuttered into view
more spherical this time
pulsating well beyond the starship hull
and into hyperspace
“ssssstop that!” jurgen hissed
the time traveller condensed to a small smoky orb
pulsating with light
electrical arcs casually zapping metal nearby
“thank-you.. i prefer this view”
probabilities were mulled
the fate of that blue marble in the balance
“is there still time?” jurgen inquired
“always” the time traveller deadpanned
let’s take a look
still burning fossil fuels
stolen like vampires, the blood of the earth
so tragic
when energy is everywhere
a vast, still pool
powering every particle in existence
harnessed by a small, unassuming appliance in each home
“they still draw electricity from a centralized grid?”
“how curious”
we thought they’d be pulling energy from the void by now
both were interrupted by a polite chime from the ship AI
“you might want to see this”, the metallic voice intoned
a sliver of what appeared to be space rock raced around sol
“do we know them?” jurgen inquired
“depends” the time traveller quipped
in some timelines
it really is an odd asteroid and returns to interstellar space
in others..
..the cylindrical ‘rock’ begins to shed velocity
those tall enforcers
were on their way
fear them not, though many may
4D has many escape routes
and they are bound to 3D
though their technology is fearsome
“if you see two more similar star craft,
you will know for sure”
the scene faded
i found myself
sailing down some twisting nether
cleanly through the sky
despite the weather
raindrops large
shingles, nails, wood, insulation, gyprock
..a body..
jump back inside
large bits slightly uncomfortable
howling winds
kitties scared of the lightning
a reassuring pet
a reassuring purr
and all is well
all is well

eulogy for lance

it’s been a long time since i wrote from the heart
i decided there was nothing to say
so no thing was said


then my brother died
he was 42
somehow i always thought i would die first
being the oldest child
a deliciously painful sin
we both shared that lance is dead..

he once declared that:

“smoking will slip away from me”

at the time i took this statement as inspiration
yet he smoked as long as he was physically able
until death slipped smoke away
what now
my horrible addiction?


this is a eulogy for lance
my brother who has died

i’m happy he’s in a better place
it was hard watching him suffer
liver cancer
rough way to go
apparently chemo made him feel temporarily better
what does that tell you
of the pain he went through

lance had no fingers
froze them off in a snowbank in northern alberta one winter
jesus didn’t save his fingers
and lance was more of a believer than me

and yet
lance became ingenious about opening containers
and working on cars
his inventiveness astounded me

lance always had a plan..
my old man used to say:
“there’s the right way
there’s the wrong way
and then there’s lance’s way”

lance’s plans were often crazy
but also brilliant
he certainly had an alternate clarity on life
that i hated
that i loved

now that lance is gone
i realize i loved him
and i miss him now that he’s not here to drunk dial me
to tell me about his latest scheme
to judge me for being an honest fool

thank-you, lance
for being part of my life

a part of you lives on upon this earthly plane
in my heart
and i imagine
the greater part of you lives on..

resplendant and ascendant
shining in that radiant heaven
slipping down for a peak at the mortals
sneaking through a downwards portal
smiling, in your prime
opening another door for the portal up

thanks for saying good-bye
happy to see you’re doing well in your new body

on plans

it has been said
(loosely translated)
the best laid plans
of various meat-sacks
do oft go astray
why is this?
why do plans not work out as.. planned?
one could comfortably blame
that great magnet in the sky
relentlessly dragging forth
the festivities of the day
here is why
a contract was made
back before a soul jumped into a body
of certain pains and sufferings to forebear
and pleasures and mercies
everything is perfect
exactly as it is
life could not have turned out any other way

wise king

when there is nothing to say
what can i say?

there is nothing new under the sun
everything is meaningless

the stars and the rain
fall upon the righteous and wicked alike

everything is meaningless
a vain twisting in the breeze
and there is nothing to say

where do we go when we live?

where to reside
in the human meat-sack?
in the sex
and comfort?
in the feel
and emotional trip?
in the passion
performing all kinds of actions?
in the heart
HUUUuuuu… love all, serve all?
in the voice
speaking much?
in the forehead
controlling circumstances?
over the head
watching all?
residing in the great clear hot
the all and nothing
the potentiality of all that is
the ten thousand things
and they are not things
this is why they are named things

pluto’s platitudes

that which thou seest
which is neither virtue nor vice
neither cause nor effect
neither past nor future
shew me that

some would say
it is

as the first sounds a baby utters
as the lips close to cease a sound
as the sound between

is it true?
who can say
for there is nothing to say

aether for the soul

on evergreen trees
firs and pines and spruces
the largest branches
are closest to the ground

and further up
the branches grow smaller
as the trees grow taller

it is nature’s way

forsake the side excursions
trade the horizontal for the vertical path
direct energy there
with food and sex and feel and thought and breath and no-thought
posture straight
eyes shiny

regarding dispassionately all forms in their delusion

a shiver up the spine
as another veil rides the winds

dimensional definitions

i’m a lazy typer
so there are some definitions you ought to know

singularity = a point in space. like the period at the end of this sentence.

1D = a line drawn between two points. this is a straight line, it does not curve.

2D = a plane in x,y space.. like a sheet of paper. there is length and width, and curves can be expressed here. also known as 2-space.

3D = the dimension with which most are familiar. this is a cube in x,y,z space with length, width, and height. a cube is an infinite array of 2D planes. also known as 3-space.

Time = an illusion at best. not the fourth dimension, but perhaps a suitable indexer.

4D = an array of cubes. this space is capable of ‘holding’ an infinite array of 3D cubes, indexed by time. also known as 4-space, hyperspace, the bulk.

Time = a multidimensional construct. there is T1, representing a moment in 3D space. there is T2, representing a 2D array of possible 3D space events. you’re already saturated, so no need to discuss further dimensions of so-called ‘time’. really, time is timeless. all is now.

5D = what is known as heaven. thoughts become reality here. emotions drive thoughts. where souls go to “die” or “rest” before choosing a new reality to experience.

6D = the angelic and false god realm.

7D = the source. all that is. that from whence reality springs into being and ultimately subsides. nirvana. nothingness. everythingness. god.

Conversations with an Alien – Part Three

[..transmission established..]

Q: where are you?
A: on the starship.

Q: where is the starship?
A: in orbit around your planet, earth.

Q: this seems unlikely, surely it would be in the news?
A: our starship is out of phase with 3-space, thus not detectable by ‘standard’ means.

Q: what does “standard means” mean?
A: electromagnetic radiation ‘wraps around’ the starship, but this is an imperfect explanation. some of your science fiction describes a sort of ‘cloaking device’, but even this is a misnomer. it would be more accurate to say that in some instances of 3-space, our starship is quite visible. in your instance of 3-space, our starship is not detectible with electromagnetic radiation, at least so far as humans implement such technology.

Q: is there more than one earth? i’m not sure what you mean by “instances of 3-space”..
A: human perception of 3-space is a three dimensional world that consists of ‘everything’. now obviously, what can be seen, heard, felt, tasted, touched.. this is not the totality of reality, but most humans do believe their physical reality is ‘everything’. casual thought on this topic, however, tends to suggest that thought itself is not physical, nor are emotions. so it is a form of self-delusion, to suppose that one instance of 3-space is all that is. there are infinite earths.

Q: how can there be infinite earths?
A: consider pages in a book. each page contains words, phrases, punctuation; sentences. each page is a reality unto itself. but upon closer examination, a clever observer would note some discrepancies; namely, the start of a page might appear to be only half a thought, like there was more information before the initial text on that page. further, at the end of the page, a sentence might suddenly cut off, as though there was more information to follow. now naturally, you recognize there is a page before and after the page you are currently reading in the book, so to create continuity between initial and concluding statements on the page, you flip backwards or forwards through the book.

Q: i don’t understand how this describes infinite earths.
A: a book is a 3-space collection of 2-space planes, each represented by a single page. in 3-space, one has the liberty of flipping through 2-space pages in an array 2-space pages, comprising a 3-space geometry — the book. 3-space reality is not all that is. a moment in 3-space is really a ‘page’ in a 4-space book; with appropriate awareness, one can ‘flip through the pages’ of 3-space and select a reality of one’s choosing. in this present reality of 3-space of which you are aware, the starship is not visible; yet, it is there.

Q: wow.. i don’t think i really understand. can you provide another example?
A: many on earth believe that time is the fourth dimension, but it is not. time is an index that references an array of possible 3-space scenarios. have you ever experienced a deja vu? in crude terms, “someone” has flipped a page in your reality book, and an alternate timeline is being experienced. the deja vu is a bleed through between alternate 3-space scenarios. most of the time, this goes unnoticed by the inhabitants of 3-space. but once in awhile, a 3-space resident gets the feeling they’ve ‘been here before’ or ‘done this before’. and yes, they have. they are.

Q: i just.. i need some time to think about this.
A: as you wish.

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