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