Poem & Artwork by Clinton Van Inman
Trapped behind some broken glass
in a window pane
A butterfly fluttered its paper
Wings in vain
Trying to reach the roses beyond
The garden lane
But if those tiny wings can
Cause some great effect
To move the wind or mountain
That no science can detect
Then perhaps I too might fly from
The gardens of my own neglect.
Clinton Van Inman grew up in North Carolina, graduated from San Diego State University in 1977, taught in South Carolina and is currently a high school teacher in Tampa Bay where he lives in Sun City Center, Florida with his wife, Elba.
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