11/22/13 Camden, NJ


Time slows

as I walk towards

the federal courthouse on Cooper Street.

Holding

a small, almost

withered apple up to a bleak sky.

I don’t think

about how it’s been

fifty years since the last assassination of a U.S. President.

I think

about this city,

and all its hungry children,

a concept

with no anniversary,

a concept which isn’t a concept but an avoidable reality.

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.

7 Responses to 11/22/13 Camden, NJ

  1. pembroke5 says:

    America needs to hear it.

    Alexander Marshall pembroke5@aol.com

  2. Yeah, nobody does think about the children. At least not the ones who are already born.

  3. 67steffen says:

    Thanks for the follow and the chance for me to read your words. In this poem the phrase ” a concept with no anniversary” speaks above everything else, at least to me. We are media driven where horrors come with anniversaries in the mode of “let’s never forget.” Of course, corrective action rarely follows the memories. And we live in a world where half of the food produced is never eaten–another concept without an anniversary. Well done.

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