Ken Smith

(1938 - 2003)

Ken Smith Poems

1. The Secret Police 1/3/2003
2. Possessions 1/3/2003
3. Fast Forward 1/3/2003
4. Duck at Haldon Ponds 1/3/2003
5. The Shadow of God 1/3/2003
6. Train 1/3/2003
7. In the Next Street 1/3/2003
8. Encounter at St. Martin's 1/3/2003
9. The Window of Vulnerability 1/3/2003

In the Next Street

there’s only ever one argument: his,
bawling out whoever punctuates
the brief intervals his cussing
interrupts, something unheard, reason perhaps.

What you never get is silence,
always some groan on the horizon
out on the borders of attention

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