I want to tell you
something that is born
out of the erosion of words.
Here, hold the bottom of my chin.
Touch my upper lip. Press the back
of my earlobe. Take my right index finger
and feel that pinging impulse. Do you feel it?
That is electricity. My cells are trying to tell you
so that you will recognize.
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.