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



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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