These Sweat Stains Mirror Profound Pain

a eulogy for a

man alive

a stranger hobbling

up south broad

overweight and


no spine just

two crutches

each one drifting

one by one

one grueling step

at a time

this local star is

overbearing on this

day that has no shelter

in early june in

the city of brotherly alienation

these humans won’t remember

him but one or two will dish out

pity or maybe even some sadness

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.

4 Responses to These Sweat Stains Mirror Profound Pain

  1. Real real me says:

    I love your style. You capture pictures very successfully in those verses.

  2. pembroke5 says:

    One of the best ones yet. That one could be copywrited and submitted to a magazine or newspaper. Alexander Marshall

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