Even a Full Moon Needs Sunlight

Understand that even a solar burp
is bigger than Planet Earth.

And the corona shone. 

In 250 million years
it will come around again, 

even though it is right here, 
all of the time.  

The vital Sun. Trapped in a belt
or aurorae. Solar winds. Nothing
lives without it.

Even a full moon needs sunlight.

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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