It sat in a familiar room in an unfamiliar body

and wondered why it had dreamt

of this insignificant moment.

Years ago its frontal lobe

reversed and now a machine

guides its mind. The mind

where this existence was invented.

Language predicated being

and reminded it that no matter

could ever be destroyed.

Though thoughts

feared non-thoughts

all the same.

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.

7 Responses to Body

  1. September says:

    Love this! What a beautiful piece :-)

  2. pembroke5 says:

    A new genre. Psycho-Science Fiction.

    Alexander Marshall

  3. Steven Krohn says:

    Incredible. Wonderful post, thanks.

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