SENTINEL POETRY (ONLINE) #21
ISSN 1479-425X   
August 2004

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UCHE NDUKA


THE BAIT, THE SNARE

what shall i intuit,
what think?

said the gong:
simpletons are we.

what plaint love
makes of our sleeplessness.

said the gong:
bloodstone and phoenix are we.

what shall you brand,
what frame?

we go for the bait
we go for the snare.

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