I speak and my words
disrupt the universe.
I touch and my fingerprints
earn marks in the earth
that will outlast mountains.
If you cancel, I will be born again.
If you don’t, I will live forever.
George Cassidy Payne is a poet from Rochester, NY. His work has been included in such publications as the Hazmat Review, Moria Poetry Journal, Chronogram Journal, Ampersand Literary Review, The Angle at St. John Fisher College, and 3:16 Journal. George’s blogs, essays and letters have appeared in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Havana Times, South China Morning Post, The Buffalo News, and more.
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