Leaving the Tunnel

Nothing we see is color 
Cezanne said that 
but no one believed him 

All we really see is light 

The mineral-laden earth 
with its zillions of herbal 
veins and carnivorous flowers 

mere pinpoints of light 

reverberations of molecular light 
adorned with ornaments 
of human bones

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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