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 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.

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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