Tearing Every Thread

I was never at that picnic. It was a figment of me.

With the tree standing softly. I was free. And I was not alone.

Pawing at pebbles, stay close. More chipped and faded polish, please.

It reminds me of her insecurities, and I know I can’t solve much of anything.

In the a.m.

in the blackest part of the morning,

before the blue sets in, I see what I can’t get enough of anymore.

It is that time where nakedness covers and emotions are uncontrollable.

Having the light shine through the cracks of the door can be enough.

Words can appear on the page as expected although unwelcome guests.

The letters settle in my stomach so that I can never forget how she has earned my respect.

The pretentiousness is bleeding everywhere

and these meaningless words portray meaningful feelings.

The abstract dominates entirely while stumbling into concrete clarity.

Eternally reading directions on how or not to be happy.

While emotions steer she is only pretending to be free.

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.

8 Responses to Tearing Every Thread

  1. Dizzy says:


    … in the blackest part of the morning before the blue sets in…


  2. Pete Armetta says:

    Nice existential angst no doubt. Love ” these meaningless words portray meaningful feelings.” Powerful line and poem.

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