certainty

the only thing
I envy
is your certainty
your absolute
conviction
that your beliefs
are true
I could never
be so sure
without some
evidence
I could never
go out into the world
convert
destroy
make holy war
against all those
who disagree
based on
a book
a feeling
a preacher’s words
I’d rather
have my doubts
and live
and love
in peace

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