Pink Moon Carries


forgotten, wasted years

when I was in ruins

before I claimed

to stand so tall

 

I lie there

letting smoke choke

perhaps I’m wiser now

but back then it was all heartfelt

 

the nativity scene

distracting old dreams

twirling broth

bowl and spoon reunite

 

I owe the pizza shop fifty cents

can’t keep my word

never could

since all of it is spent

 

bitten frost

subconscious droplets

pretending not to know

what it all meant

 

broken throat

and sore hands

city litter

formless sand

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.

7 Responses to Pink Moon Carries

  1. I liked that fourth verse, and the use of promises as currency. It’s really good writing.

  2. Hi! john from the Book of Pain poetry blog (http://bookofpain.wordpress.com) here. I noticed that you recently started following the blog and I wanted to drop by and say thank you. Thank you!

    I like your site. You have a unique voice. Keep up the writing, please!

    john

  3. jackie says:

    A very intense piece of writing, and yes, who hasn’t owed that 50 cents at some point? Thank heaven for the generosity of Italians… :) thanks for the follow.

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