Safety


you are not

you are not safe

you are not

in the suburbs

you are not

wearing pants

your face is not safe

from the ridicule

you are not

safe

from the pain

your parents are not

safe

they worked hard

so you could die

in an empty lot

you are not

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.

8 Responses to Safety

  1. And now I feel insecure and unsafe. Thanks alot.

  2. pembroke5 says:

    This is dangerous. I liked it. That’s my subjective reaction. The poem is excellent. That’s the aesthetic–the suffering is real. Alexander Marshall pembroke5@aol.com

  3. pembroke5 says:

    What I should have said–I like the poem as a poem; the reality behind it, and the thoughts expressed, are frightening to me. That would be a more considered judgement. I’m often pulled off base when I encounter poems of yours that surprise me. I often comment spontaneously without thinking things through. Alexander Marshall pembroke5@aol.com

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