Aphelion Issue 275, Volume 26
August 2022
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Why People Believe

by Jean Jones

I have wondered why people believe in God
until I watched a fantasy movie with a happy ending
and then I realized:
Our imaginations inform us on what should be
even if it isn't:
Our expectations, dreams, and desires
tell us how
things ought to be
even when they aren't.
A make believe Narnia is better
than a real live world any day.

2017 Jean Jones

Jean Jones teaches English as a Second Language Basic Skills for Cape Fear Community College. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio and has a book of poems available on Amazon.com entitled Beyond Good and Evil. He has had poems published in Aphelion as well as Horror Zine online.

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