Rotting in a Bucket

Perhaps this nature is forced

upon ourselves.

Fantasy and reality collide.

A single idea indoctrinated by a certain privileged minority

cannot forever decide the fate, in a figurative sort of way, of our species.

There are (in secret) and will be a plethora of schisms in our general biological construct.

Unveiling to others the frail truth.


The naked boy is no longer green but faded black.

Why are statues of humans more beautiful than their creators?

All the cobblestones you’ve seen in this city

have been contemplated as weapons.

Paris no longer has the cramped streets fit for revolution.

No more gates, the city walls are only the limit of electronic dissonance used against us.

Hold us back, keep us in poverty.

Recurring thoughts have been warm. Survival is all that is left.

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.

7 Responses to Rotting in a Bucket

  1. nenskei says:

    Truth might be hidden from us. But the one who hides its, if s/he try to look around s/he can still see people who are worth of it.

  2. Sean Lynch says:

    Wise words, friend.

  3. iShank says:

    I enjoyed this much! Thank you for the follow!

  4. dizzy says:

    Again… Ditto. 💋

  5. Rhohit Inani says:

    ‘Why are statues of humans more beautiful than their creators?’
    One beautiful distortion of reality. I like the way you talk satire.

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