The Way Galileo Saw It

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The Way Galileo Saw It

When I look up 
I see the quiet survival
of the solar system.

I see the outbursts of
constellations and
the disturbing meaning
of the Milky Way.

When I look up
 I see the penetration of the
corona, a universe of stars,
the way Galileo saw it,

all ionized and catastrophic. 

George Cassidy Payne is a poet from Rochester, NY. His work has been included in such publications as the Hazmat Review, Moria Poetry Journal, Chronogram Journal, Ampersand Literary Review, the Angle at St. John Fisher College, and 3:16 Journal. George’s blogs, essays and letters have appeared in the USA Today, Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, the Havana Times, the South China Morning Post, the Buffalo News, and more. 

See all his poems on Tea House here.

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