The problems

And I Paul,
he said,
have walked the earth,
my soul buried
beneath this flesh-
the flesh of temptation-
the flesh of trials,

and we speak today
of horrible detestable things,
the destruction of
religious liberties,
which have been
foretold since
the beginning,
the imprisonments,
the torturing,
the maiming
of the limbs,
of the lounge,
for one should not
speak such a name,

and we cry,
and we whimper,

and if Paul roamed
this earth today,
he would,
certainly, say... 

And your problem is what?

About the Author: EG Ted Davis previously published with Poydras Review and continues to have work published on online literary journals here in the US and the UK.