Thursday, May 12, 2011

Eye to Eye

The vulture tries
to stare me down
and away
from the carrion
on the White's sideyard.

It will not win
it is only a matter
of principle
to me.

And in the auditorium
Seth recites something blandly
from either
"The Tempest" or
"All's Well that Ends Well."

It does not count
either way.

--Mike Cluff is a full time English and Creative Writing instructor at Norco College in southern California. His eigth book of poetry Casino Evil was published in 2009 from Petrogylph Books.

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