Reflecting Reflexes


church bells chiming

familiar faces passing

damp feet and strangers

making the best of it

 

a new homely feel

attracted to scars

no longer

pessimistic

 

a kind silence

no longer humming

to thoughts

of cardboard

 

a remembrance

of things yet to pass

body and mind

fairly bartered

 

not caring

worries no longer inscribed

discomforted animal

emotionless and chaste

 

above cement

an overcast of

pollution and doves

mask off the face

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 Reflecting Reflexes

  1. Trent Lewin says:

    I really liked this, but I gotta say, last stanza wasn’t necessary. The pollution and doves was an image of perfection, and would have been a great leaving. Well done poem.

    • S. W. Lynch says:

      Thought about what you said, and I decided to switch the last two stanzas around, because as you said, the pollution and doves is a good image for the end. Although I think the other stanza is necessary for structure and use of slant rhyme. Thanks for the thoughtful reply.

  2. Very interesting. I like the imagery.

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