Nothing we see is color – a poem by George Cassidy Payne

Nothing we see is color 

Cezanne said that 
but no one believed him 

        All we really see 
            is light 
valiantly massacred
 
the mineral-laden earth 
with its zillions of herbal veins 
and carnivorous flowers 

           mere pinpoints of light 
reverberations of molecular light
 
adorned with ornaments 
of human bones 

George Cassidy Payne is a poet from Rochester, New York (U.S.). His work has been included in such publications as the Hazmat Review, MORIA Poetry Journal, Chronogram Magazine,  Allegro Poetry Journal, Kalliope, Ampersand Literary Review, The Angle at St. John Fisher College and 3:16 Journal. George’s blogs, essays and letters have appeared in Nonviolence Magazine, the Fellowship of Reconciliation, Pace e Bene, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, the Havana Times, the South China Morning Post, The Buffalo News and more.

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