We refuse to believe…
…in a warming earth
…in a melting ice cap
…in a rising sea
What are these things, we ask, but acts of one God?
…a hurricane that levels a village
…a drought to kill all our crops
…a child, dead on the shoreline
All, acts of God.
And, we believe it, listing these things on insurance claims and death certificates.
These forms, so black and white.
So starkly written.
But, in the margins, look. The paper, itself, knows better.
What are we but gods of children and trees?