I in Relation

Speaking about how schools kill creativity.

And touching on the subject of industrialism

fostering a hierarchical mode of education,

with art on the bottom

of an abstract pyramid.


I can’t help but to be wary of listening to comfy “knighted” doctors

making profit off of selling books on educational theory.


There isn’t anything wrong with this not being a poem.

Just like there isn’t anything of substance inside those

capsules we give to the little ones,

besides it being addictive medication.


I would have preferred you to not just prod at the truth,

but make a fist and hammer at our decaying machine.


I guess that’s why I’ll never be a mainstream or alternative anything.

Since both are one and the same.

Since I’m not kosher.


I am a pig.

My poems are slices of bacon.

My words are gray dull grease.

The effect of which is a blissful heart attack.

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.

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