Forgotten Dividends


If I were to spill ink

on your bed sheets

would you forgive

me if I told you

all the bugs would drown?

Now you can stop itching.

Besides, you look better in black

than black looks on you.

When I read aloud the print

can say anything in your mind,

and I wouldn’t know. And the lonely

will listen in their kitchens

while toasters overheat;

you think about the secret

in the basement chained

to a radiator and we will wonder

if putting out an ad for a dessert

will be too risky.

I say no.

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.

4 Responses to Forgotten Dividends

  1. pembroke5 says:

    What sort of dessert are you folks going to whip up?

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