Bow & Be

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Bow & Be

That
Too

Timeless
&
Newborn

Capering
Through

What love
Can leave on those

Traces 
of Earth

Enduring
The rivers and

All that 
May be true

Maybe.
My whole past, too.

My heart.
The lost part

Of the brain.
Cutting like a Samurai’s sword

Touching the grass
Or taking off a tight shoe

Death the way
Ram Dass felt it.

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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