Solar Pluralism

The trees don’t disagree about the sun
and argue over whether it’s for real,
and we who grow toward a different one,
a sun that we can’t see but sometimes feel,
should likewise simply grow and not dispute
about the unseen light to which we grow,
and, each in our own way, produce our fruit,
and reach to light we can’t yet fully know.
For arguments don’t turn the buds to leaves
the way that only light and warmth can do.
It matters less what each of us believes,
as long as we agree that light is true:
as trees won’t say the sun does not exist,
it makes no sense to be an atheist.

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Mario A. Pita

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