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

UCHE NDUKA

Shuffle Beige: Extracts  continued from previous page


hold my beer
while i frenchkiss your husband

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a bow string got pulled
let go
got pulled let go

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let's swim to the brains of minarets
swim up, up, up, up

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we have no modesty left
a seasoning lust is
the weight we're pulling here

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the new swimmers
are free of  jibes
they make a grab at grace

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looks at me adjusts my locks
my worry won't make
a revenantal dent on the universe

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burnt doughnut
thumbprint
bottle tops
flameline
Operation Zebra mindset

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you crossed the dognosed cobble
a hiring for his feast
i can hear you pumping the blues

***

speak,red peppers,speak
speak,red peppers,speak
speak,red peppers,speak

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in mid-flight
are those songs with eyes
the lightflash of blacktalk

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that we wield
the obliquity of navigators
that we wrestle
the staccato NO of vigilance

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a crow's nest awes me
like the chatter in crawlspaces
do not forget the patios
of birds beads twilights

***
make me no gift
of the muck
of untenanted skin

ƒ

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