candle light come this way

 remember breathing?

        those fields circumscribed

                      by asphalt and headless cages

      remind me of how your bones
curve in now years after


I won't throw away this memory

         so easily like all the others do

I promise           please come back

         in pictures instead of words 

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.

2 Responses to candle light come this way

  1. pembroke5 says:

    It’s intense, written to someone.

    Alexander Marshall

  2. lillisamy says:

    I just read on another blog that now is the “winter of poetry.” I remembered you writing that poetry may end when the poet can no longer put their Line/meter in the way they want because technology interferes. I feel that this poem refutes that we are in the “winter.” I also love that you have full command over the Line of your poem.

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