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Clay Matthews

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Clay Matthews is the author of Pretty, Rooster (Cooper Dillon, 2010). He teaches at Tusculum College and lives in Greeneville, Tennessee.

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Pipe tobacco and the passing of clouds.
The small promises of collarbones
and cedar shingles. Has it been so long
since I’ve really said anything? My days are filled
with meaningless words and the child’s
laughter. Little of what I do
is important, but maybe the ways
are. The