Humpbacks 2

Before the finned
dinosaurs of the icy
depths were 
disappointed by
the steamships 
of men, they cast
their ballads into 
the velvet abyss, 
waiting as mothers 
do with untamed hearts, 
big as school buses

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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