Poetry

January 21, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

By

Sanjeev Sethi

 

 

ON A THURSDAY IN JULY

 

 

(1)

 

Your act displayed

you’re an emotional vandal.

Distilled thoughts intervened

and I abjured

buckling under the bullet

of your barrenness.

An inward exploration

acquainted me with surmises

that enabled me to oust you.

 

The only thing I am still not sure,

why did you want me

for your wantonness?

 

(2)

 

Even if you reintroduce yourself

as God or His agent,

I will not condone you.

Your God

and my God

could never be so unlike.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLESSINGS

 

 

Your ditties have me

delineated till dotage.

Ease with which we resume

our romance ravels me.

Our chitchat has calm

which certitude ensures,

bounce that is born

of besottedness.

 

In another syntax

we may have bled.

Breadth …

is our boon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sanjeev Sethi

The recently released, This Summer and That Summer, (Bloomsbury) is Sanjeev Sethi’s third book of poems. His work also includes well-received volumes, Nine Summers Later and Suddenly For Someone. He has, at various phases of his career, written for newspapers, magazines, and journals and has produced radio and television programmes.

His poems have found a home in The London Magazine, The Fortnightly Review,Allegro Poetry Magazine,  Solstice Literary Magazine, Off the Coast Literary Journal, Synesthesia Literary Journal, Oddball Magazine, Hamilton Stone Review, Literary Orphans, Crack the Spine Literary Magazine, The Peregrine Muse, Otoliths and elsewhere. Poems are forthcoming in Sentinel Literary Quarterly, Ink Sweat & Tears, The Bitchin’ Kitsch. He lives in Mumbai, India.

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