By Clinton Van Inman


Drag your white skull beyond blind seas

that tumble dazed to you mono-eyed magic.

Go tell Neptune when the night is through.

Charm him, too, with your waxing and waning.

But you can’t catch me with those veiled half smiles.

Your borrowed brilliance exposes you.

I know your darker side.

Go charm some other star struck rhapsodist.




I am a high school teacher in Hillsborough County, Florida.  I am 65 and a graduate of San Diego State University. I was born in England.  I have had many publications throughout the years.  Recent publications are Blackcatpoem.com, Tower Journal,  The Hudson View, Winter 2011,  Inquisition Poetry, and Munyari.com to name a few.  These poems are included in future book called, “One Last Beat,” as I believe we Beatniks are a dying breed.  I am married and live in Sun City Center, Florida.


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