Ideas are fleeting like
air molecules, or flicks
of a woman’s eyelashes
after the first appliance 
of eyeshadow. 

Or maybe they are more
like basket weaved hats 
that no one wears anymore,
not unless they want to be
seen or reenacting, 

as if there is a difference.

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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