Perennial Argument

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The earth revolves around the sun!
Galileo said.

No, said the Pope,
and if you say it again
you’ll be cut off from the benefit
of my infallibility and exiled
to the wilderness of reason
and lose all hope of hope.

Ok, maybe not at the moment,
the miffed voyeur said,
and sheathed his telescope.
But trust me, it will
when you’ve turned your head.

……………………………
Jim Culleny
February 2008

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