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



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 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. His second chapbook, Broad Street Line, focusing on politics and public transportation, was published by Moonstone Press in 2016. 100 Haiku is his latest release, also published by Moonstone Press in 2018. Lynch's writing has been featured in numerous publications online and in print, including (parenthetical), 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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