A New Moon Intention

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A New Moon Intention

The way soft white wheat burns 
to death in the sun, or
how dried cherry skins unfurl
when sucked by the cool
mint of spring rain, I wish for you
to bloom and let go, a faint whiff
of sea air flapping on the clothesline

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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