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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DAVID E. HOWERTON


DOESN'T ALWAYS WORK

Filled with lethargy
sit in chair
(not designed to sleep in)
at sleep's edge
breathing right
wanting to move
sinking deep in chair.
Having conversation
need to pull out from drowsing
waking an hour
or more
later
not refreshed, wondering
did I actually talk
with you?
Probably not.

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