we have traveled
without each other,
in the past,
present, and future, in unknown realms,
in a dungeon of thorns,
by both spirits and men.
Each morning, I sit in envy
of those who knew you rising from your bed,
to place a garland
of Datura fruits around my neck
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.
See all his poems on Tea House here.