Neither Slave Nor Master

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Neither Slave Nor Master

I am not in charge,
nor am I a slave held by
the same infinity 
where these scales do not matter;
where the art of poetry alone
is raised like a prayer flag.

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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