God is Nervous Energy – a poem by George Cassidy Payne

God is Nervous Energy

God is salt water,
magnesium and calcium.

At sea level she is the
tide that causes bulges
and depressions in the
surface of oceans.

God is an aquifer.
Water soaks through
her, as do units of water:
hydrogen bonds and molecules
packed like inmates.

God is solid, liquid, and gas.

Her surface tension is more
than the force of any filter.

Solvent. Weathered. Ordered.

Floating around at room temperature.
God has a lot of nervous energy.


George Cassidy Payne is a poet from Rochester, New York (U.S.). His work has been included in such publications as the Hazmat Review, MORIA Poetry Journal, Chronogram Magazine,  Allegro Poetry Journal, Kalliope, Ampersand Literary Review, The Angle at St. John Fisher College and 3:16 Journal. George’s blogs, essays and letters have appeared in Nonviolence Magazine, the Fellowship of Reconciliation, Pace e Bene, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, the Havana Times, the South China Morning Post, The Buffalo News and more.

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