Jay Gamez, Contributor

Would I be without pain?

And hunger and malice

And carnage of man

And insatiable yearning for purpose

And piercing light of dawn

And desperation and heat

And loneliness

And mortal questions left unanswered

And burning inquisition

And dry mouth

And crucifixion of purity

And heretical penitence;

An unloved questioning existence;

And uncertainty of what earth holds

What is pain if not for a christian god to create it?