Lost Monarchs

By the look
of his wool

held in place
by a universal
grammar of touch

I will be praying
to my higher self

just to be with him.

You know, that place
where the jasper sea
waves dance, like lost
monarchs, through
and with the ocean mist. 

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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