Discovering the Pain of the World by Accident

Are we not a little like the horses
that drove the
Roman chariots? 

Strangling themselves
the harder they pull.

Or more like iron blades
grinding the grain,

discovering the pain of
the world by accident.

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 the USA Today, Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, the Havana Times, the South China Morning Post, the Buffalo News, and more. 

See all his poems on Tea House here.

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