For Survival


rage at the day

through the night

go gentle even though

 

come cower because

of all the light

and frightened darkness

 

not given courage

for living

 

hanging onto pebbles

clinging

 

sensory phenomenon

blinding

 

flickering flame

dying all alone

 

the past was filled

with creatures

attracted, so bright

 

so many eyes upon

now turned away

trailing voice gone astray

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.

2 Responses to For Survival

  1. 12kilroy says:

    I have to say – I love the title of your blog. Or – I love what I take it to mean.

    That is completely random, but it fits this poem.

    • I’ve grown fond of it as well, I guess that’s why I’ve kept it for so long. It’s certainly different, and I take the word understanding in a broad sense, you could put other words in place of it and it would be meaningful but maybe not as universal. It does fit this poem, which is why I tagged it with weakness, although there a lot of pieces I use that tag for… I suppose I’ve been trying to utilize the word weakness in a sense that isn’t so narrow because I feel like it has a negative connotation that may not be entirely appropriate.

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