Anything but the Way to Make a Living

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Anything but the Way to Make a Living

Our genetic
signature is

how we make
our soul grow.

It’s the clues
we leave in the

dark energy
all around us.

Singing in the
shower to
Van Morrison.

Writing
a poem to a friend
for no reason.

Learning that life is
anything but
the way to make a living.

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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