Observance While Considering the Forsaken

mistaking chains

for combustion engines

standing out in

the crowd in

order to fit in


the trash is



so is my brain


cardboard cutouts

and blood-caked

coffee beans


we need walking-

sticks in this town




I shove my

penis in


and after it is finished

nothing else remains

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 Observance While Considering the Forsaken

  1. you’re on a role tonight; this is some very dark poetry.

  2. Dizzy says:

    Uh, yeah. You are most certainly on a role, Sash. It’s just killer! Killer. 💋

  3. Sean Lynch says:

    I don’t understand if you two mean, “on a roll”, or “in a role”.

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