Forever a Spectacle

even though you are on the verge

birds singing

worms unearthed

and yet they fall through time

your eyes are dry

all else is wet

the faded effect

of melancholy

against the backdrop

of memories

still present yet unknown in all the details

every night

a nerve is touched

a thumb pressed down

on an unseen artery, to dream the blue,

forgetting what used to mean something to you

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. Frank Sherlock, the poet laureate of Philadelphia, called Lynch's debut poetry book "visionary." CA Conrad claimed that the book was "marvelous!" His writing has been featured in numerous publications online and in print, including (parenthetical), Poetry Quarterly, and Tincture Journal.

9 Responses to Forever a Spectacle

  1. 12kilroy says:

    I like this. (Truthfully, I like all of it, but particularly the phrase, “the faded affect / of melancholy / against the backdrop / of memories”)

  2. MB says:

    Wow. love this one.

    “the faded affect”

    “forgetting what used to mean

    something to you”

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