The Sage and the Green

Thorns around edges of

sage leaves and green fruit

on a gray tree.

If a storm were to pass

you could find shelter


And yet you do not know

the name of this tree, nor

do you know many

names of trees. Though

you know the names of the

artificial, the


the digital data

streaming throughout

everything and

penetrating cells.

The storm is coming

and you’re not safe.

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.

5 Responses to The Sage and the Green

  1. That last stanza reminds me of something from “The Dark Knight Rises”.

  2. pembroke5 says:

    Something to think about–this is a poem that, as they say, “enters through the mind.” The images are strong also.

    Alexander Marshall

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