No Initiation

formless formalities

desiring, deserving

city tribes calling

light-skins dripping money


has been a few months since

letters and words approached

chasing meaning dreadful

still dreaming on concrete


scratching on finite  bark

hindered growth leaves loathing


repetitive despair


back to the drawing board

plebeians lamenting

wasteland barely wasted

child emaciated


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. Frank Sherlock, the poet laureate of Philadelphia, called Lynch's debut poetry book "visionary." CA Conrad claimed that the book was "marvelous!" His writing has been featured in numerous publications online and in print, including (parenthetical), Poetry Quarterly, and Tincture Journal.

6 Responses to No Initiation

  1. Created ~ says:

    I love this piece…beautifully crafted:)

  2. I agree, this is wonderful poetry.

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