Trivial Niceties

I long to be a homosexual

Those Russian women

will eat you alive

I’ve been poor and hungry


at least I don’t

have thirty millimeter

cannons raining ignorance

down upon me


Allahu Akbar

children’s tears

the stomach pangs

are nothing compared


the town drunk

the city fiend

the country bum

abstract trivial niceties


If only Uber Macht

could be obtained

the higher men

breathe just the same


…just the sane

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.

6 Responses to Trivial Niceties

  1. That’s maybe the second time I’ve heard someone say they wanted to be a homosexual.

  2. Dizzy says:

    It’s all relative, hey?

    I just dig the way you string your ideas together, Sash. “… just the sane” Just completely dig it. And how.

    Did a haunted Farm of Fear and corn maze last night. SUPER fun! Then, fire pit with friends. Busy day and birthday party at the seniors’ complex tonight. That was SUPER fun, too! Seniors! Gotta ❤ ’em, hey? Way.

    Up to my eyeballs from now until Halloween.

    I ❤ you! Hope you’re having a spooky weekend! 💋

    • Eh, I have a problem with subjectivity.

      • Dizzy says:

        Even if one strives for objectivity it’s still relative to one’s perspective, self, nature, environment, no? A difficult task that faces the species as a whole?

        So, shucks, I will try to refrain from the effusive subjectivity for which I am prone.

        Hope you had a great day! 💋

  3. I like the way you string stuff together too. I have no idea what you’re talking about, but I enjoyed it.

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