Aphelion Issue 294, Volume 28
May 2024
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Man Behind the Wall

by Kenneth Vincent Walker

The man behind the
Wall—is he short or
Is he tall? Is he stout

Or is he slim? Where
To begin to walk in
His shoes and live in
His skin. Why should

I even care about the
Man behind the wall?
What concern is it to

Me? Why should it
Matter at all? You see
The wall before you
Massive and thick,

Impossible to climb,
Unable to crack or chip;
Impervious to escape

Or at least that's what I
Thought all those many
Years ago to the best
That I can recall; I was

The man behind the wall.

© 2023 Kenneth Vincent Walker

Kenneth Vincent Walker is a "New Formalist" poet, spoken word artist, performer and author of Borderline Absurd (An Exercise in Rhyme and Reason), published by Poem Sugar Press/ Community Arts Ink, 2015, and available on Amazon. Also he is published in numerous online magazines, journals and blogs.

Kenneth has been labeled a "wordsmith" and has read, recited and performed his eloquent and eclectic brand of poetry reminiscent of the Golden Age and the Romantic Era with a Beatnik to modern sensibility and twist at coffeehouses, bookstores and outdoor festivals throughout the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.

Lastly, Kenneth's voice may be heard on Spotify in his short yet chilling podcasts of 'Noir Poetry' set to music exhibiting a darker side highly influenced by The Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock and the writings of the immortal Edgar Allan Poe.

Find more by Kenneth Vincent Walker in the Author Index.