the patience of atheists and theists

we aren’t all chomping at the bit to convert you
we aren’t all standing on your doorstep
some of us sit back

we wait for the truth to trickle down
to find its way through stone
to erode what seems to stand firm

we wait because we have the time
with no end of days in sight

and even if we fade away
before we can agree
we know that knowledge spreads
dividing at the cellular level

a trickle may take ten thousand years
but one day it will flow
over the traces of our bones

so we will wait ages for you
will you wait just as long for us?