Ignore Everything

All that time you knew a warm,

moving death

There were men who shook their brooms

to tight fantasies

“Hello, I’m going to hurt you so I can get off.”

The idea that everything pushed in and out

The condescending sliding was disgusting

The wrinkles, veins, ulcers, all twinkled with delight

while the soft pores cried

You killed your child

after it was too late

He was dancing on the altar

while we were weeping at the tabernacle

The sheep continued to stare

About Sean William Lynch
Sean Lynch is a writer and editor who lives in South Philly. Lynch's first book of poems, the city of your mind, was published in 2013 by Whirlwind Press. His second chapbook, Broad Street Line, focusing on politics and public transportation, was published by Moonstone Press in 2016. 100 Haiku is his latest release, also published by Moonstone Press in 2018. Lynch's writing has been featured in numerous publications online and in print, including (parenthetical), Poetry Quarterly, and Tincture Journal.

8 Responses to Ignore Everything

  1. There’s something about this that causes a visceral reaction, an instinctive desire to curl up and protect myself against some harmful invader. I like that your writing causes a sort of gut-response — I’m looking forward to reading more.

  2. Sean Lynch says:

    Now that I hear your reaction I’m inspired to write some more disturbing poetry, thank you!

  3. You’re a talented poet, I really enjoyed my being here.Umm,I hope next time I read more cheerful poems. ;)

  4. I really like your style of writing and the way you place it on the page. There is something the juxtapositon of the grotesque with words like “twinkled”.

  5. shovonc says:

    This is good stuff. Keep going.

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