The Holy Spirit

is copper infused tulips
floating in mineral water,
tilting under a Himalayan 
salt lamp. Pray and be kind 
to it. Play Otis and Mozart for it.
Treat it like a friend who you always 
want to go out with.

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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