At First Sight

The hour I walked through your temple door,
I came and knelt before your table.

Thirsty and tired after a long journey,
you asked me what I needed and poured water.

I had no answer for your beauty. So I loved you without explanation.

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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