Withered While Looking Sharp


the skin on this gun, shedding

oh mother abide with me

each thought regretting

if only

 

she is so stern

falling asleep to propaganda

frozen and derelict

my apologies for dying

 

she’s seen a peck of trouble

been rolling about

with the wife hunting me down

it aint any later than usual

 

no matter how much doubt

I still desire her filigree

been reading all day

I wish I’d want sodomy

 

father has not forsaken me

and yet He has

modern warfare and digital calamities

not made for small town life

 

I want her hair

in my mouth

in exchange

for this sour milk

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 Withered While Looking Sharp

  1. Intense, and very emotional. Enjoyed it.

  2. Angel says:

    So powerful. This is Simon Stimson I’m guessing? And that last stanza…amazing.

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