The Persistence of Memory

Before the finned
dinosaurs of the frozen 

were interrupted 
by the warships of man 

they cast their love ballads
into the vast abyss, waiting,
with hearts 

as wild and big as school
buses, for their own answer.

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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