The Day I Was Born

I imagined you 
wielding a steel blade 
with my initials 
worn deep into the spine
opening my mind 
as a lotus petal floats in 
emptiness, radiating particles
of crazy wisdom 
in every direction but one.

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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