Changing the Rules

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Changing the Rules

When I am not trying

rules change.
I am no longer afraid 
of who I am.

Valueless

like the tree 
falling with no 
one there 
to hear it crash.
I love you.

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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