A Canceled Appointment

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 ReviewMoria Poetry JournalChronogram JournalAmpersand Literary ReviewThe Angle at St. John Fisher College, and 3:16 Journal. George’s blogs, essays and letters have appeared in USA TodayThe Wall Street JournalThe AtlanticHavana TimesSouth China Morning PostThe Buffalo News, and more. 

See all his poems on Tea House here.

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