[The fat man in the liquor store]


The fat man in the liquor store

Held as many cans as he could

He was respectable in that place

And when it was time to pay

Numbers were spewed

Profit margins of his business

Slurs of magic numbers

A different set

For a different day

All arbitrary

$497 $316 $1,232 $671

They stood in wonder

How could a weekday make

more than a weekend

It was said offhand

But it measured their lives

The lanky clerk and

The fat man in the liquor store

It connected them

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. Frank Sherlock, the poet laureate of Philadelphia, called Lynch's debut poetry book "visionary." CA Conrad claimed that the book was "marvelous!" His writing has been featured in numerous publications online and in print, including (parenthetical), Poetry Quarterly, and Tincture Journal.

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