Modern Sense (2007)

Look into a diamond and what do you see?

The hands of an African, tortured and taken from his family.


Pick up a toy and what do you feel?

The work of an Asian child, who can’t afford a meal.


Walk by a gas station and what do you smell?

The blood of thousands, forgotten and felled.


Eat fast food and what do you taste?

The epitome of gluttony, a symbol of waste.


Now turn on the news and what do you hear?

Nothing important, that’s what I fear.

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.

8 Responses to Modern Sense (2007)

  1. ivybanerjee says:

    Deep thoughts and very well rhymed

  2. Antara says:

    Living the dystopia, aren’t we all.

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