— a poem by Clinton Van Inman

Drag your white skull before 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.
For I have seen your darker side.
Go charm some other star struck rhapsodist.

The Poet: Clinton Van Inman was born in Walton-on-Thames, England in 1945, graduated from San Diego State University in 1977, and is a high school teacher in Tampa Bay.  He lives in Sun City Center, Florida with his wife, Elba.

The Photographer: Faun Scurlock is a digital artist/photographer born and raised in Vancouver, WA. The constant weather changes of the Pacific Northwest bring her plenty of opportunity to capture landscapes, action shots, and abstract photographs. Faun's been published in multiple journals - The Phoenix and Salmon Creek Journal - and included in a student art show at Clark College.