Here and Now

I’ve seen this park from

a bird’s eye view

a bird without wings


they told me

the horses were

buried here


hundreds of years ago


I’ve seen myself

in second person

another in another


I heard the women

sing “let’s go down”

through the speaker system


minutes ago


these apparitions

in half-deserted streets

with water trickling


weary of things

unknown although-

-although relatable


and yet tragedy remains

thousands of miles away

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.

2 Responses to Here and Now

  1. john says:

    Very nice. Very nice!

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