SENTINEL POETRY MAGAZINE  APRIL 2003

AFAM BEN AKEH
THREE POEMS

Memorial City

Those Not Listed

Slug

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SLUG

At a southern waterfront
the soil is swollen with decay,
swamp dross, fish guts,
dead crabs, eyeless periwinkles,
the dark hour piss of the desperate poor.
A slug is worming through the sludge,
marking its familiar route.
Memory is its passage.
Memory is the heart's river.

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