In Memory


You fell to your death

in order to impress your peers

or maybe for yourself. To prove

something, but what, we don’t know.

 

The parking garage complex was vast

and the vertical drop exhilarating.

 

Painted styrofoam was the decoy,

a little ledge on which you thought

you could land, but couldn’t.

 

The owners wanted to keep up

appearances, and so did the morticians

for your viewing. A shocking event

when we all quietly considered the implied violence.

 

The guys you were with laughed when you did it,

until they leaned over their ledge and saw your crumpled body.

 

Now that’s all they’ll ever see.

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. Frank Sherlock, the poet laureate of Philadelphia, called Lynch's debut poetry book "visionary." CA Conrad claimed that the book was "marvelous!" His writing has been featured in numerous publications online and in print, including (parenthetical), Poetry Quarterly, and Tincture Journal.

9 Responses to In Memory

  1. pembroke5 says:

    I don’t like that poem Rami. My commitment is to life.

    Alexander Marshall pembroke5@aol.com

  2. Your poems show you have a great future in poetry writing and I say bravo and encourage you to keep the light shining.

  3. smilingtoad says:

    Excellent. Feeling is so potent, especially in those last few lines. Superb write. Cheers,

    Autumn Jade

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