Marma Points

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 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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