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