Fire Sacrifice

The way some fireflies
Hide within the grass
Faking the fluorescent signs
Of cold heat, I waited
To possess you, to consume you   
Entirely, absolutely, as gravity
Bends star light, or vines relax   
Over the necks of grapes,
This desire springs from the soil. 
When you come and go, I feel     
Like a burnt offering

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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