A poet must leave traces of his passage, not proof.
Euclid taught me that without assumptions there is no proof. Therefore, in any argument, examine the assumptions.
The overriding morality
of our time is Proof –
or the lack thereof.
Proof of God, evolution, innocence, life,
the big bang theory, creation, intent.
Proof of guilt, self-defense, hate crime,
citizenship, terrorism, intentions, WMDs.
Proof of the Holocaust, Exodus, reincarnation,
life, death, life after death, ghosts, demons.
Proof of Big Foot, alien life, alien visitation, identity
ghosts, citizenship, dolphin intelligence, good intentions.
Proof of love with a single rose,
a kiss and a poem. Proof of magic
in a child’s smile, of wonder in the
northern lights, of imagination on
the shore and ecstasy in your arms,
forever in your eyes.
There are things that need proof,
and others requiring faith, and
there should be room for both.