Leftover Beer and Melting Shadows


by Stephanie Gonzalez

I am not ungrateful

designate a meaning


the fake white beard

becomes intolerable

you sound like Elvis

howling plagiarism

to stupid girls

and now old men

you deserved

your end


face with makeup

shimmering waste

trying to catch

another glimpse

softly petting

your rough hands

it doesn’t get

any worse than this

disgust and apathy

ironically mix

in this microscopic blender

there is no listen,

only hear,

I don’t mind,

I just get the job done

these sores are representations

of humility and disgrace

when did the ground become

so distant

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. Frank Sherlock, the poet laureate of Philadelphia, called Lynch's debut poetry book "visionary." CA Conrad claimed that the book was "marvelous!" His writing has been featured in numerous publications online and in print, including (parenthetical), Poetry Quarterly, and Tincture Journal.

16 Responses to Leftover Beer and Melting Shadows

  1. Correct me if I’m wrong, but you heard a man at a bar doing karaoke and it was a nightmare.

  2. LZapata says:

    I like your poems!

  3. robertnathan says:

    Hey Sean, cool site. It’s always nice to find people brave enough to throw their poetry up on the web. Thanks for following my blog :-)

  4. Fucking love your rhetoric.

  5. One helluva writer you are…Excellent

  6. wordcoaster says:

    Love the image and your blended thoughts; I like all the tensions and contradictions, especially the lines
    “softly petting
    your rough hands
    it doesn’t get
    any worse than this
    disgust and apathy
    ironically mix”
    Thanks so much for subscribing! I tried to respond sooner, but got caught up in your blog :)

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