A Country Mile

by Clinton Van Inman

                 Mixed with tobacco juice

                 And red summer clay

                 It came from the edge

                 Of the cornfield

                 The clout that soared

                 Past the unplowed field

                 Smashed into the red barn

                 Scattering the cawing crows.

 Bio:  Clinton Van Inman grew up in North Carolina, graduated from San Diego State University in 1977, taught in South Carolina and is currently a high school teacher in Tampa Bay where he lives in Sun City Center, Florida with his wife, Elba.

Recent publications include Internet magazines: Poetry, BlackCatPoems, The Inclement, The Tower Journal, Warwick Unbound, the Beatnik, Aphelion, and Narture Writing, while recent printed magazines include Down in the Dirt, Hudson View, Tower Journal, Inclement, Out of Our, and Indiana University Spirits to name a few.   Currently,  he is trying to gather his poetry together to publish in a chapbook.



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