Looking for a Place to Go

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 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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