A Scene from Cumberland Bay

Before his sister 
could budge him 
out of the way,

Mendon climbs
down the rabbit hole 
to a window in the stars

where everything worth  
seeing is hidden inside 
a half-devoured pine cone.

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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