1:30 in the AM in Camden


I’m sorry man I don’t got no money.

“Can you spare some change

for a cup of coffee?” I could

possibly. Although I got pains

and aches and a train to catch.

I’m not bitchin bout the cold

cause it’s my own fault I’m under-clothed.

And I’m sure nothing’s your fault neither.

No I don’t have a problem no more

with high pitched haunting machine sounds.

And I’m a little regretful about being so full,

cause none of it is nutritional.

Fried chicken and cheap lager.

I’m for sure restless in this empty street,

three minutes before the train leaves.

Sucking in carcinogens.

I’m underground and I was wrong

about the sounds now penetrating my skull.

Dive inside the metal coffin just in time.

Shaking in this unsure compartment,

this inanimate entrapment, enticing me

to free myself, but the end is not yet.

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.

4 Responses to 1:30 in the AM in Camden

  1. There is something haunting about this work. I’m not sure I understand it; poetry demands attention other writing doesn’t and I need to think about this- but the images are wonderful.

  2. Pete Armetta says:

    You have a wonderful voice and form and style. This is painted with such tone, I dig it. Nothing nutritional indeed.

  3. pembroke5 says:

    You’ve talked in several poems about being cold, and more than once, you’ve mentioned suffering excruciating pains. Now you’re back on the platform.At times the dread contained in these poems is almost too much to endure. That gives it the full,literary effect.

    Alexander Marshall pembroke5@aol.com

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