Clinton Van Inman

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, 'The Last Beat', as I believe we Beatniks are a dying breed.


Color coded complete with picture I.D.
We'll teach you to be like us.
Give you a turtle neck or bow tie
You will be our kind of Mensch
Complete with certificate of authenticity
Credit rating and charge account,
Security, savings, and even disability.
We'll teach you how to walk and talk
in circles as if you had some sense.
We will give you some brand named shoes
We'll even call you Frank or Frankie
We gave you a brain doesn't matter
Which for they all are just the same,
But why are you still reaching for



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