let poetry die


yesterday I wanted

poetry to die

 

today I write

what’s beyond my mind

 

the lord’s my shepherd

there’s nothing alive

 

I’m a lamb

who wants

 

the nothing’s my guide

when everything’s consumed

 

practice a ritual

unknown but shown

 

tomorrow I’ll find

what I need to survive

 

the lord is my gift

given to me by nothing

 

I crave an apple

everyday

 

but won’t give in

never give in

 

to the evil within

let poetry die

 

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.

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