Contained in a kernel of wheat,
bound by unseen chains of patterns,
each branch comes alive with water
and heat. Alive with the digestion
of the universe. So we pray: Give us
this day our daily bread, and forgive us
our trespasses, as we have forgiven
those who trespass against us, not
knowing how we were made to rise.
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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