If I Had a Gun

the exit sign has been lit in vain for decades

a founding father has finally been forgotten

scream into the pitch black

a feminist obsessed with Bukowski

an insect on the wall passing up morsels

holding out for a feast

angst and sex on a day of rest

she cannot see the forest for the trees

laws know not necessity, breaking blood and bread

her thoughts are an endangered Bengal

these words are final and accustomed to failure

as we are certain of our graves

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.

5 Responses to If I Had a Gun

  1. Dizzy says:


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