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Ken Smith

(1938 - 2003)

Poems of Ken Smith

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