Clinton Van Inman, October 2013

The Country Mile

Mixed with tobacco juice
And red summer clay
It came from the edge
Of the cornfield
The clout that soured
Past the unplowed field
Smashed into the red barn
Scattering the cawing crows.



Clinton Van Inman:  I was born in Walton-on-Thames, England in 1945, raised in the Carolinas, graduated from San Diego State University in 1977, and I am a high school teacher in Tampa Bay.  I live in Sun City Center, Florida with my wife, Elba.

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