We see a single incandescent light
beneath the pond,
a flash at the bottom
of four stemmed glasses,
as if we were still in the Orleanais,
where sins are garnished with clams
and stewed in the finest vichyssoise.
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 USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Havana Times, South China Morning Post, The Buffalo News, and more.
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