Wearing the water down into dew or dissolvement
the rut between Aqua Luz and Pokerville
is now filling up without sound
with shoe polish and lettuce
the battle has released
from the gulley
Mike Cluff is a writer living in the inland section of Southern California. He is now finishing two books of poetry: "The Initial Napoleon" and "Bulleted Meat" -- both of which are scheduled for publication in late 2013/early 2014. He believes that individuality is the touchstone of his life and pursues that ideal with passion and dedication to help the world improve with each passing instance. He also hopes to take up abstract painting in the next several months.