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Having grown bored 
with wisdom, resting 
by an old fence of fist 
sized rocks, chalk white
as baby powder, 
the young man leans back 
and shuts his eyes, 
recognizing the subtle 
earthiness of not knowing
how a few drops of water 
spins sugar nests from grain.

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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