Different

Different

we are born
without answers
to complicated
and important 
questions

we create things
myths
ideals
systems of belief
to give us answers
and peace
and relieve us
of the burden
of not
knowing

but others
create different things
proving
there are other
satisfactory ways
than our own ways 
of believing

without intent
they
undermine
the certainty
of what we've created
to give us answers
and peace

they undermine
what we've created
so we resent
their undermining
our precious beliefs
and peace
and the certainty
of our
ways

while their ways
by contrast
undermine our own
our resentment
of them
undermines
our own peace
worse
than if we'd never
created
our preciously uncertain
beliefs

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