March 11, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION


Sanjeev Sethi







You tried changing

the tone of our chant.

Ok, we’re just friends…

this sways diddly-squat.


You long to be liberated

from the load of labels.

In a bustling patio your

perv lights me up,

and I, while chinwagging

with some cretin am calmed

by your coup d’oeil.


We’re reclaiming our love.

Let me revel in it.

You lap your lack of labels.











Emotionally energetic

boogie on the bandwidth

of expectations. When blight

adumbrates their base,

ruse is a route

simulated by some.

I employ this to audit and anoint

myself with virtuousness.

Clay of kvetching

creates this castle,

my loop to la-la land.








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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