And Barely Any Trace


This is it

The culmination

Of barely anything

 

The blackness is inevitable

So why not hurry the process

The skin is rotting already

 

And I still can’t stop biting

Living with guilt

For something I have yet to do

 

My right of passage:

Putting a pistol to my head

And pulling the trigger

 

So why don’t I feel

Anymore mature?

Rituals are meaningless

That much I am sure

 

So now it is time

To join Confucius

And become another name

Without a face

About Sean William Lynch
Sean William Lynch is a poet from New Jersey who was born in 1992. 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!" S.W. Lynch's writing has been featured in numerous publications online and in print, including Milkfist, Poetry Quarterly, and Tincture Journal.

4 Responses to And Barely Any Trace

  1. Jeez, every verse was like an image in my head. Creepy, almost.

  2. neelkanth says:

    So lovely and appealing. I did relish the poem.

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