The Devil of Omniscience

You always get what you want. Everything
coming in must come out. 

Intimately. Moving together like
two sides of the shark when it swims. 

Psychedelic inflation and the two
sides of the universe moving together. 

Instead of. A mere assumption. Blown
up. Holier than thou, Above human. 

Doing as you will. The whole system
feeling lifted like a ground becoming light. 

Nothing making us do anything. 

The Dao doesn’t just happen. It is a just happening and happening just
to happen. Aware of what the eye sees
in the solar plexus. Resistance against
the opening of our lips and the growth
of our hair.

Everything happening despite the devil
of omniscience. Accident prone yet agile
as tarantulas scuttling on the desert floor.

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 the USA Today, Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, the Havana Times, the South China Morning Post, the Buffalo News, and more. 

See all his poems on Tea House here.

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