Late Summer

The spell is over. 
The orgy is over. 

We get what we want, 
then time runs out. 

We who were born by 
phallus and wand pass on. 

Like summer flowers thriving 
in the untended edges of the yard. 

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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