A Definition of Bliss (for Joseph Campbell)

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A Definition of Bliss (for Joseph Campbell)


In this land of a quick and unexpected death,   
where the air is almost wet enough to drink,
I am merely seeking an experience of being alive,      
my best and only religion,
the music of tiny, bare footsteps splashing.

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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