Sunday, July 05, 2009

Jack Lynch


Through the two mouths of the house
       the wind blew in, blew out. 

One by one with our two names we came:

        Maureen Harriet
        Barbara Marie
        Paul Thaddeus
        James Henry
        Margaret Mary
        Michael Kenneth
        Thomas Joseph
        Theresa Jean
        & me

Which birth marked the turn 
from few to many?  Whose 
departing left none?

Now from hospitals
two by two
we bring you, Mother.

through these doors,
waves of children.
This wind.

Jack Lynch received a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the New School, and is a graduate of Hunter College’s MFA Creative Writing Program. His work has appeared in Ology, POZ Magazine, The Paterson Literary Review, The Bellevue Literary Review, and Diva Complex: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them, edited by Michael Montlack and published by University of Wisconsin Press.