At Dusk a Man is Shouting
by Fraser Sutherland


around the corner, down the street.
People hear him,
look on from windows or fire escapes.
The man is shouting at another man
seated on the curb.
He blames that man for everything.
He threatens to kick that man's head in.
A small group gathers, anxious to dissuade
and keen to have him do it.
The seated man says he doesn't know the man who
shouts at him. He walks up an alley,
the shouting man walks up the street, then whirls.
He kicks the other man, kicks him in the face.
The blood is streaming.
The police are called, two cars arrive
but neither man is now in sight,
the shouting man and the man who flees him
and is always caught.


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