How long would the music be without
seconds and minutes? 

The feeling of time is different.

Put away your phones. Cover your watches.
Eliminate all the telling devices. 

Play Japanese flutes. And ask how long the music
will play for. How do you keep track?

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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