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



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 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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