A Problem You Want is a Challenge, A Problem You Don’t Want is Persecution
by Jordan Raf 

A giant fist
extends out of a cloud
its index finger rolls out from the corresponding knuckle
and points directly at me 

Everyone around me on the streets of Manhattan begins to stare 
I throw my hands up in defeat
It’s not my fault
How would I know the hand of god would single me out from the sky?

Lord Byron wasn’t the first celebrity,
Jesus was. 
But what’s one thing the three of us have in common?
We often ask ourselves:

Why me?

Jordan Raf is a writer, musician, ceramicist, and occasional actor currently living in Los Angeles.