My Brother’s Knife

Photo by Hunter Jessie Deuel. From Pinterest

I still have the fishing
knife he dropped off
in the parking lot of
the Greyhound station.

An initialed knife with a
leather handle and skeletal
white blade that doesn’t belong
to anyone, not even the Marines.

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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