Baltimore Been Cold


Baltimore been a cold city

for a long time

 

You can tell by the color

of everything

 

How the purple shade

of Poe lurks in alleys

 

How the harbor wind

stings your eyeballs

 

How the blue buildings

bear witness to violence

 

In the streets

there’s black angels

 

Yeah, Baltimore been cold

for a long time

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.

2 Responses to Baltimore Been Cold

  1. I think my family almost moved to Baltimore when I was a kid.

  2. Having spent 3 years in Baltimore when I was younger, I can indeed say that it can certainly be cold as this poem describes. I particularly liked the Poe imagery.

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