You Have To Believe

“…life was impossible like that, and that he
must either interpret life so that it would not
present itself to him as the evil jest of some devil,
or shoot himself.”
            –Leo Tolstoy (Anna Karenina)

There are caverns deep in the sun
Where people live on legends of earthlight:
To stay alive their hearts respond
To this perceived wholeness of things
And so they live in hope:
You have to believe
In what you would be dead without