Tipton Poetry Journal
Frankenstein Clinton Inman Color coded complete with picture I.D. We will teach you to be like us. Give you a turtle neck or bow tie You will be our kind of Mensch We’ll give you a new brain, doesn’t Matter whose for they are all the same, 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 will give you a new name like Frankie, But why are you still reaching for flowers? Clinton Inman, born in England in 1945, graduated from San Diego State University in 1977, is a retired high school English teacher in Tampa Bay where he lives with his wife, Elba.
Better Timothy Robbins I lived there well, but I could have lived better. I was with you but I could have been within you. The heatwave when we slept on the floor could have been hotter. We could have sweated out sins we weren’t even aware of. Had the floor been harder, we might have felt more support. The fans, standing blandly by like eunuchs could have breathed on us fresher sweetness.