This Same Spot

Keep poets out

of the planted beds.

There is something wrong and

it is not just inside the head.

Another confession in which the

guilt remains a secret still.

And that dream with movement

through the physical remains.

Finding a gigantic infant weeping inside

a small box and loneliness and waking-

up screaming on the inside trying to forget

of course and this was just two days ago.

That same day it was an identical situation,

static, paralyzed in that position. Now it will

be known but it won’t be for the better,

and it doesn’t matter if it matters.

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.

4 Responses to This Same Spot

  1. Antara says:

    “And it doesn’t matter if it matters” – very, very strong line.

    • Sean Lynch says:

      I usually try to end with a hook, summing up the meaning of what was said previously. This time ironically, by taking something insignificant that has such a profound effect and then discrediting that feeling.

  2. pembroke5 says:

    Those who can read, let them read. There’s tremendous emotional voltage here, the same voltage that resonnates through the archives.

    Alexander Marshall

    • Sean Lynch says:

      Yeah, this relates a bit to some earlier stuff in terms of tone and mood. Also the combination of surrealism and realism, or relating the subconscious to the external, and searching for meaning- those are all ongoing themes.

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