Until Hindsight


Used to be resistant to the cold.

Used to turn some nothings into somethings.

 

There were many a used-to-be,

And then there was the end of them.

 

A certain threshold  is through,

An abstract withering of what once was.

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.

7 Responses to Until Hindsight

  1. I like this, though I am wondering about your choice of “through” instead of “crossed” in the last line.

    • Sean Lynch says:

      The through foreshadows the abstract, and prepares for the alliteration in the following line. Also, a crossed threshold is a phrase used often, and I try to stay away from that because it doesn’t sound poetic to me.

  2. pembroke5 says:

    This is a nice, concise poem. It says what it says directly. I’m replying like this because I won’t be able to post a comment till later in the day. You’re a prolific writer, that can be a help if you’re able to select out the best things for publication. Alex

    Alexander Marshall pembroke5@aol.com

  3. I just found you here. I think I’m going to like you!

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