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Sean Lyon

Portrait

Flour floats to rest
on the pizza shop owner’s
black orthopedic
boots as he catches spinning dough
with all the gravitas
of receiving
his dead mother’s
fine wedding china
falling from the sky in busted
parachutes, plate after
plate after plate.

Sean Lyon is a native Texan living in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. He has stories published online at Bridge Eight and Cleaver Magazine, as well as poems in print and online at  Literary Orphans, The Main Street Rag, Washington Square Review, and One Sentence Poems.

 

Sean Lyon

Portrait

The frazzled lady
reads the seams
of the scuffed
tennis ball,
rotating it
on her fingertips
like a loose
orange in
the hand of a
grove wanderer.

Sean Lyon was born in Texas, lives in Brooklyn, and has never received an invitation to throw out the first pitch at any baseball game (professional or otherwise).