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


GETTING AROUND TO IT

Where colors bleed
sunlight peeking
through
closed blinds.

Among old computer books
held in place
by plaster statues
of dragons
and wizards
are scattered dust
covered notebooks.

Having scribbled
some bad poems in
tie dyed notebooks
that have faded
with dust.

Once or twice
every
four to six years
wipe away
a half decades coating
flip through
read some at
random.

Still haven't
forgot
what was wrote
guess
it's
to soon
to
reedit them.

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