The last time I checked
the Buddha never went to
a Zen center to meditate.
Jesus never talked to his father
in a church or ate the bread of
his own limbs at the altar.
Moses never needed permission
from a rabbi to climb mountains,
talk to burning bushes, or read tablets
to the masses down below, those who
are always looking for a place to go.
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 USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Havana Times, South China Morning Post, The Buffalo News, and more.