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

EMMAN USMAN SHEHU


Gorgon

The snake-haired woman
stares straight
into your surprised eye-balls
as you steer into her strait
and you feel a chill
running down your spine,
and you sense a myth
shattering through sanity's shell.

The snake-haired woman
veers away
and finds her way
as the crowd suddenly
parts like the Red Sea.

The snake-haired woman
leaves a nasty trail
of fear in your spine
and a strong smell
of her presence
sticks in your nose
as you gasp for breath,
and awake in her arms
of draconian decrees.

The snake-haired woman
sinks her cruel claws
into your trembling heart,
and her forked tongue
snakes down your throat,
and you hear her gloat
relishing the blood of her kill.

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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
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