I believe in simple truths,
I believe in facts, theorems, and postulates,
For they are tools
That help us understand
The world around us just a little better.
I believe in the laws of thermodynamics.
Energy cannot be created or destroyed.
So the same energy in me right now
Has been here since the beginning of time.
And will continue existing,
Even when I die.
And I know that I said “simple truths,”
And to some people those I mentioned
Are everything but simple.
They’re huge, immobile, stone statues,
And that makes them simple,
For even if everything around me
Is in ruins and ashes,
They stand strong and unchanged.