Melon

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Melon

somewhere
in the biofield 

farmhands 
announce you

buttery blonde
and sweet Mcintosh 

apple blush
they gather around 

your crib of turf
and hail you 

the prince of
the underground

they revered you 
the well-rounded one

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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