400 Million Miles From the Sun

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400 Million Miles From the Sun

Beauty is located inside
a gravitational tango,

one where we become a 
celibate partner with Jupiter;

where we are grateful just to drink 
from 
muddy waters,

clean as it was first drunk by the
cephalopods 

400 million
miles from the Sun.

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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