When You Were Young You Made Mistakes and Never Learned From Them


reaching an impasse with blackness

an eternal abyss

 

too many nights spent with strangers

avoiding bliss

 

no home to have

 

too broken to think succinctly

and leaking quicker

 

generosity breathes again

you cannot admit what you did to her

 

seconds filled with repentance

 

showing off with a full stomach

even though nothing is there

 

revelations running through rivers

another blood-soaked mare

 

it is bitter cold and better left unsaid

 

poor and wetter

immaterial benefits

 

iron objects penetrating

wooded penitence

 

expecting an embrace and only getting violence

 

reaffirmation of disbelief

these words carry similarity

 

reemerging lack of self-confidence

recognized redundancy

 

continuous self-aggrandizement

 

coughing up pretentiousness

increasing testicular pain

 

every endless night

hunger penetrates the brain

 

caged in this country

 

is it blue balls

or a green heart

 

eunuchs sharpening scythes

fuck your art

 

skill is not involved in this endeavor

 

yesterday morning she needed you

don’t talk about the weather

 

tonight she couldn’t wait to get rid of you

nothing is better

 

conversations carrying insinuations

 

using tongues as swords

misguided notions prevail

 

distress

to no avail

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.

5 Responses to When You Were Young You Made Mistakes and Never Learned From Them

  1. kkline922 says:

    Superb. Especially liked: too many nights spent with strangers, avoiding bliss

    • Dizzy says:

      I did, too. Actually the whole of it has a certain je ne said quoi.

      And I did way more than just talk about the weather, S. I practically ‘did’ her on my blog! I might still yet! 😉 lol

      I am painfully aware with the relative ease in which people use their tongues as swords, persuaded, fuelled by prevailing misguided notions. So, yeah, totally digging the ideas! It’s much more than the sum of its parts.

      Hope you had an awesome weekend! ❤ ya! 💋💋💋 (Extra because I’m really digging the weather and I’ve pulled out the Deep Purple. Good Times. 😊)

    • S. W. Lynch says:

      Thanks Kody, that line is in reference to my father and some similarities I share with him.

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