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 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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