Like every living thing on Earth
I depend for my existence
On the fiery ball that greets me every dawn.
It’s more than 90 million miles away
Yet so hot that on a summer’s day
I cannot take exposure unprotected.
From our start the human race
Has known this orb
Could sizzle us in moments.
Small wonder we should find
Terror has a place in worship.
©2017 John I. Blair, 9/16/2017