As If

Choose to see the world as if we have a sun who shines for us,
An earth that gives us bread,

Bodies that work on our behalf.

As if we hold in our hands the answers to many ancient questions,
As if knowledge could somehow be transferred to us from the sky.
As if we could get into a machine and magically be transported,
As if contacting a distant lover could be done in a mere moment of time.
As if all knowledge and resources and convenience were laid out right before us,
As if the world was on our side.