SENTINEL POETRY
ONLINE MAGAZINE MONTHLY #13  (DECEMBER 2003) ISSN 1479-425X

POEMS
Nkechi Nwosu-Igbo
Don't Cry, Dear Butterfly
Spirit Immersed
Aminu Mahmud
My Heart Whispers,
Prometheus
Sunset
Protest Streets
Memoir
Durlabh Singh
Sonnet One
Natural Tones
Tolulope Ogunlesi
A Bridge Passing Under Many Waters
Those Eyes
Helen Woodward
Mirror
Woman 1
Woman 2
Stone
Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal
Memory Is Being Blurred
I Am Being Drowned
Shakespeare In Tears
Adult Franchise
Rural India
Ugochukwu Smooth C.
One Day
Her
Uche Nduka
Shuffle Beige: Extracts
Chris Major
Manners
Emman Usman Shehu
Concordance
Gorgon
Angela Fraser
Invocation
INTERVIEW
Nnorom Azuonye
My E-Conversation with
Emman Usman Shehu
LINKS
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Cover Page

UCHE NDUKA


Shuffle Beige: Extracts

grit music
eyeing the mush
eyeing the muck
of history at random

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those who are waterbirds
those who are waterbirds that squirm
those who are waterbirds
those who are waterbirds in the starlight

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they evilly cage a squirrel
and to what end
they incinerate the transparencies
of my hair-tip pleasures
and to what end

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azania i'm putting
my hothouse road rage
to your riotous service
this time i'm not larking

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out of nowhere
pops the heart of a flute
is discrete,is generative

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they were pointless
the oddities of wagoneers

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our pretty writhings
were lost on him
less were we solaced
by a dart match

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he is speaking tongue
in cheek?
isn't his cheek starting
to resent his tongue?

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kindling bronze
its lesson
how to be the mother of God

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music of the seacliff
lunges for your jugular

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could seduce
the fields
with a steakknife
or ride a crocodile
or ride a dawn