I Killed Myself in a Parallel Universe


inane ideas and back pain

waiting for lips engulfed in ash

forbidden from viewing

 

and left out in the open

writing just to waste time

legalized dull drugs coursing through

 

black coffee, stale tobacco

christian girl, asian porn-star

making promises years ago

 

leftover meals lasting decades

this will end in tragedy

just another formerly extant human

 

cowardice prevents suicide and other pleasures

these socks are damp -as if there ever was an arid landscape

professing atheism by day and repenting at night

 

this headache will never fade, it isn’t pain

trivial suffering and yet escape deemed impossible

just an imaginary bullet lodged in the brain

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.

9 Responses to I Killed Myself in a Parallel Universe

  1. I just realized something: Edgar Allen Poe must be one of your influences. Am I on the right track.

  2. moranisma says:

    very haunting yet a hidden vulnerability…I like it

  3. Inspired final line to logically conclude observations. Enjoyed rhythm of the lines. Powerful images/flow. Thank you for sharing this poem.

  4. marksgotproblems says:

    Fantastic!

Share Your Thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: