Spreading Ashes in the Ausable

more coveted than wine
from milk, the master
alchemists of China could
do no better than these clouds
churning into rivers, 
the way cottongrass renews itself 
or how a son returns in time to let go.

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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