Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal

Clouds Can Have Faces

Clifford K. Watkins, Jr.

clouds can have faces

of varying



and races


people reign

and fade into abstraction

reality is no less fleeting


the whisperer is alone

beneath skies of blue


the moon is a mannequin's head




a symbol of futility

less than figment

the befuddled look

of an inept liar

a fly in a scatter garden


Clifford K. Watkins, Jr., is a writer/poet/lyricist/rapper originally from High Point, North Carolina. Some of his publishing credits include: Underground Window, Endzville, Infinite Glass, Prism Quarterly, Cynic Magazine, Seeker Magazine, Oracular Tree, Poetic Voices, Ygdrasil, Poetry Stop, Zygote In My Coffee, Wildchild Publishing, Forever Underground Magazine, Muscadine Lines, Poet's Haven, Lit Vision, Interpoetry, Canopic Jar, Winamop, Long Story Short, TM Poetry, The Toe Tree Journal, The Persistent Mirage, A Darker Vision, Emptiness Spills, Red Fez, Words Words Words, Vain Glory, The Voyager, Tears For Eternity, and Green Brier Review.

© Clifford K. Watkins, Jr.

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