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 William Lynch is a poet from New Jersey who was born in 1992. 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!" S.W. Lynch's writing has been featured in numerous publications online and in print, including Milkfist, 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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