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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Five Poems By Sean Tierney

Sean Tierney is a 31 year old poet with OCD and a panic disorder living in South Florida. His poetry often reflects the derealization he experiences at times.He has been involved, both as a contributor and editor, with Ra Press of Vermont and the Adirondack Center for Writing going on eight years now. This year he will be judging the poetry contest for the Poetry Society of South Carolina.


HAVE YOU SEEN ME?

I mean, like staples
in a telephone pole

there is often something
missing



DEMENTIA

drawn / erased

like a moth without
his sunglasses

it made sense
a second ago

just fill the
page, buddy
you'll be OK


IN EVERY CALM RIVER
THE BULL SHARK TURNS

it's just a feeling
you get
while the
buildings
and people
move with
great speed
all around
you

like someone is
hitting the gas
then the brake
over and over

and sometimes
your mind
is like a toilet
flushing

and to keep from
disappearing
completely
you focus
on a single
brick in
the road
and move
towards it
carefully
for the rest
of your life



WARLOCKED

the slow pull of an endless worry
tied to itself like a magician's scarf




INHIBITION AT 20,000 FEET

there you are
blooming
like the cardboard lip
of a milk carton

oh, and there's me
like a bee with
a plate of cookies

I see us
from the airplane
window

in its reflection
as I avoid
you

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