Outside of nature
Paul did not experience reverence.
He did not think this out of the ordinary.
The village priest was cross with him.
When pressed by the priest
to name someone he revered
Paul thought and said Einstein.
For M C Squared
and the theories of special
and general relativity.
The priest grew angry with Paul
and struck him with angry words.
Paul turned the other cheek
Turned it to walk away.
Back into nature where he felt love.
Where he gave love in return.
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