Catacombs of Domitilla

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Catacombs of Domitilla

Bones as mere decor.
Stored in metallic ink, each
morning, waking without a comparison point, folded into
a cast-iron pot, fragrant with
cumin, and ripe with profane
adverbs, in the unvaccinated catacombs of Domitilla.

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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