By Clinton Van Inman

Each year the light is less.

We can barely see it now,

the faint necklace of

the Milky Way.


The old ones were wrong,

you know with their waxed fingers

pointing up like abandoned adobe.

Yet you know better in your cubical gardens

and half moth-eaten moons,

you have arrived in





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, Tower Journal,  The Hudson View, Winter 2011,  Inquisition Poetry, and 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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