Rittenhouse Square Senryu 10/24/14


the man with all

possessions on his back

is free

 

pedestrians cheer

for the marching band’s song

while it’s silent

 

a baby in its stroller –

more pensive

than parent

 

the veteran stands

on the corner –

an unseen precipice

 

the empty skyscraper

looks full

from the outside

 

camaraderie

between strangers

sitting in the sun

 

men on the street

play chess

with passion

 

the inbred dog

is overwhelmed

by the human world

 

every end

begins with

a song

 

it’s hard to dance

when your hands

are in your pockets

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.

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