April 4, 2010

NaPoWriMo Day 4


The world consists only
     of faith-
even atheists
     believe in love
And lack of faith in
     emotion is
     the loneliest sort of nonbelief

When you can't have faith
     in the fact that someone
     will love you unconditionally-
     that you are worth loving-
When you can't believe
     even in what exists-
     it is the most
     heart-wrenching atheism

But belief, above all
     is learned behavior
And when you know
     nothing but deprivation
Even when you are
     drowning in your own abundance
     you do not know
     the beautiful facts
     kissing your face

1 comment:

Julie Jordan Scott said...

Ohhhh, lovely. The last line is literally like having my face covered in knowing, soft, kisses.