SENTINEL POETRY #17
APRIL 2004

POEMS BY

ROBERTA A. McQUEEN
Five Poems

MICHAEL SMITH
Upstream

QUINA L. FELDSTEIN
In The Corner

AKINBOLA E. AKINWUNMI
Baptism

JOHN BRYAN
Five Poems

DAVID E. HOWERTON
Five Poems

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JOHN BRYAN 

 
DICK HAS WITHDRAWN
 
' I am named after one of the driest places on Earth '
                                                   - a girl called Sahara
 
Inevitably playing with the mud of dirt life
i know you've had a lot on your plate
The skin cracked with drought, the lung fish girl
Dries on her scales, roof hot tiles,
but just because you're leaving dosen't
Cunt of an oven, closest to the sun wetting meat
mean you can be so inconsiderate,
Preheats, what meat can be burnt
no you're right no, you're
Wrapped in plastic, plastic wrapped,
right that's right that's
Sausage drying to be choked
right, yes,
Medium rare blood blottos
yes,
She flames it, refrigerator hit to bush fire fur
this place
Sweat is a perfume
just ceases to
It's heat attracting
exist once you pull out, yes
greasy
this place is just a fucking
arabian
figment there for your convenience.
flies
stop leaving your tracks on my welcome mat.
Eaten by Arabs, greasy & their animals
 
jealous man bites lips off love rival

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