Aphelion Issue 277, Volume 26
October 2022
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by Clinton Van Inman

Dragged before white cake
I dare choose only
Mono in my gamous
Before the life sentence of I do.
I will learn to settle
Down to yard work and
Become a tinker in my trade
Before the perturbations prove
Too much for me with
More patience than a starfish,
My topsails are still flapping.
Run Jane run
And drag some
Other toad of a prince
Before you!

© 2013 Clinton Van Inman

Clinton Van Inman claims to be one of the few remaining Beat Poets who still bang the drum slowly now for the Cause. Recent publications include Internet magazines: Poetry, BlackCatPoems, The Inclement, The Tower Journal, and the Beatnik, while recent magazines include Down in the Dirt, Hudson View, and Indiana University Spirits to name a few. Currently, he is trying to gather most of his poetry together to publish in a book I hope called, “One Last Beat.”

Clinton was born in England in 1945, graduated from San Diego State University in 1977. He is a high school teacher in Tampa Bay, and lives in Sun City Center, Florida with his wife, Elba.

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