We Could Be Dangerous

What happened to this city?

It chewed you up and spit you right back out

into the suburban safety-net you’ve been tangled up in your whole life.

You spoke of leaving everything behind because it was rotten,

and now you’ve gone back to it. You’ve come full circle.

In digital code people perceive themselves as icons.

A new era of self-worship is here, and the only reason they pay attention

to anyone else is in some hope that others will pay attention to them.

When in contrast, we do it just for the fuck of it.

There is usually nothing better to do, and we might as well create.

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.

4 Responses to We Could Be Dangerous

  1. dizzy says:

    Geez. Ditto. ūüíč

  2. insaladdays says:

    I feel ya dammit.

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