What I Have Faith In


The bending of starlight
and my next breath, given
unto me as the heart is given
unto the chest. Or the summer 
moon is given unto the Comanche
warrior. And I have faith in you 
kissing me, under violets and lady’s
slipper, in the wild gardens of Acadia, 
where dancing butterflies dare to land.

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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