Sam Smith – 1 poem

Attitude, Accomodation & Attachment


Convergent lens

Flagon-stored rainbow bubbles, rainclouds and a land lit yellow by a low sun: consider how quickly the present can transmute into myth, get quoted at us as history, used as justification.

Divergent lens

Yesterday’s preoccupations as mildly comical as dated hairstyles, a pleasant emptiness scattered with air-floating seeds.


Anxious, fixated devotion enlarges the pupils. Needs be close. Closer.


Visual silence watermarked with failure.


Sam Smith is editor of The Journal magazine and publisher of Original Plus books. Author of several novels and collections of poetry, he presently lives in Blaengarw, South Wales.