Genocide is at the top

The worst of the worst. 
Followed by murder and arson and lynching and 
rape and terrorism and vandalism and discrimination 
and scapegoating and name-calling and jokes and rumors 
and biases and insensitivity and a person hung with grief.

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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