The Sky is Falling and so am I

Seeing seems to change

every single day.

And at night

looking up can feel like stillness

while our planet spins.

And as I pass by bushes

longing for innocence,

the perception of purity,

I stumble

as if I’m drunk because I’m not drunk.

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.

11 Responses to The Sky is Falling and so am I

  1. Nicely expressed thoughts in a subtle manner…:-)

  2. Ettemeyer says:

    This is a rather somber piece.

    For me, the poem represents (its meaning) the conflict of our internal and external worlds. Our internal existence remains the same in spite of the physical changes of time, but yet with mental age/maturity we realize that we have to pretend to be what we’re not to exist and function in the external world. Sadly, pretending as adults isn’t the same as pretending as children…thank you for posting it.

    • Sean Lynch says:

      Interesting interpretation, this piece is a bit subjective so it may be different for others. Someone else may get the idea that you change constantly while the external world remains seemingly the same, or indifferent. I like what you bring up about the pressure of not being genuine as an adult, it’s a societal effect. Anyway, thank you much for reading and your musings.

  3. pembroke5 says:

    Ettemeyer’s comment was really interesting. You have quite an audience.

    Alexander Marshall

  4. Linda says:

    This makes me feel small in a big universe, yet still in control of self somehow.

  5. randomblurting says:

    Beautifully written… very thought provoking… we are tiny specks in this grand universe.
    ps.. thanks for ‘following’ ;)

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