Troubles With God


Michael Ernest Sweet

Originally published in The Evergreen Review Issue 119 in August, 2009.

troubles with god
how the walls talked

a woman screams,
the LSD smiled

moans of a rapist;
father son and holy ghost

and a mother in a raspy voice-
i hate you.

stick around doll
never know when I might start talking

the walls heard

prayers for children
secrets of priests

only the walls bore witness