Drag your white skull beyond blind seas
that tumble dazed to your 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.
Clinton Inman is a high school teacher in Hillsborough County, Florida, a graduate of San Diego State University and a native of England. His recent publications include Blackcatpoem.com, Tower Journal, The Hudson View, Inquisition Poetry and Munyari.com. These poems will appear in future book called, The Last Beat, so named because of the belief that the Beatniks are a dying breed.