When Asked Why there was Pain in the World

by a contributor

Lena Gluck

God did not hear the question,
for He knew only sound without pattern,
light without shape, chemicals without consciousness,
without mortality or meaning—

His creations, atoms,
were all doing just fine.

Lena Gluck’s writing has appeared in the Great Lake Review. She is an assistant librarian and teaches the Young Authors Academy at the Downtown Writer’s Center in Syracuse. Her writing can be found on the blogexperienceswithlanguage.wordpress.com

See more poetry from Lena tomorrow.