The Earth Is An Ordinary Friend

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The Earth Is An Ordinary Friend

the oughtness of an ant
&
the secret codes 
of Hawthorn trees

The way Socrates said 
yes 
to the hemlock

she was an 
ordinary friend.

 That feeling
of being stuck

in paradise

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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