A Vignette of Rocky


The puppet man of Camden

sings and dances for the children.

Beyond tie-dye t-shirts lies

a heart of wonder.

His prostate supplement bottle

now holds a memory stick

filled with leaves of grass  ̶

filled with poetry and pain;

hidden lives of loved ones gone

are remembered through flowers

or football. His joy, contagious

even considering everything lost  ̶

a baby brother, parents, a lover.

To live for him is to be aware.

To breathe and bask in each moment.

How he’s grown innocent with age.

How he looks young with a white beard.

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.

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