If Math and Science

If math and science were lies,
we would be doomed; we'd be dead
everything we thought would be a lie,
including all the prayers we read.

If math and science were lies,
life would be meaningless,
for we would know nothing –
It would dull what we confess

If math and science were lies,
our universe would deceive us
and prove itself conscious
by a logic we do not trust

If math and science were lies,
that would be a lie too –
for it could only be proven
by math or science, the untrue

If math and science were lies,
then our perception would be true
and math and science are in it
so they would be real, too

If math and science were lies,
then our hearts would ache
as they try to understand
the complexity of the fake

If math and science were lies,
everything would be upside-down.
We'd choose philosophy, or
in our ignorance, choose to drown.

Written: 23 February, 2013