his problem

his problem

my problem with praying he began to explain
but they silenced him
with cross impatient scoffing

no they said
tell us first why you don’t eat pork
or prawns or lobsters
or german blood sausage and do you really think
god hates people who eat oysters and frogs’ legs
and creamy beef stroganoff

my problem with praying he tried once again
no they said
tell us first about the origin of evil
about who made hitler and pol pot
and were there quarks in the garden
of eden

my problem with praying he began once again
but still they scoffed,
my problem with praying
he finally shouted
is that there is too much noise
everywhere

 

Jonathan Omer-Man ©2009, 2013