Ready to explode 

ferry avenue’s soft chaos
on a warm October night
lost young men ride motor bikes
and ATVS with deafening cries
pulling 90 degree wheelies
in the dead of the evening
without t shirts some bearing
teenage girls on their backs
the young men ride fast thru red lights
swerve past waiting cars
and ride perhaps until they’re out of gas
some even without headlights
and careen past playing children
with paper thin bodies
ready to explode

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 Ready to explode 

  1. Joseph Ott says:

    like that poem alot how true

  2. pembroke5 says:

    Great to see three new poems appearing all at once.

    Alexander Marshall

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