That Time


on the turnpike

we stopped the car

after arguing

behind the rest stop

machines traveling

so fast

the end is coming

but it already passed

you confessed

those horrors

you thought it gone

did he really do that?

how can it be

sad and not surprised

heard it all before

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.

9 Responses to That Time

  1. Like any good poem, this could be interpreted in several different ways.

  2. 12kilroy says:

    The last two lines give this a nicely jaded effect.

  3. sethsnap says:

    I assume it’s a break-up…He’s cheated and you are thinking “really?” Then you understand that it’s nothing new because you’ve had this happen to you before.
    I hope that’s not it because if so then it is sad. I’ve been there if that’s the case.

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