Sanjeev Sethi / Poetry 6.2 / Fall, 2018

SANJEEV SETHI

 

Transference

Internalizing exertions is one way.
Dry-heaving in dreams is another.
Or regurgitating to ready and will-
ing ears. Finding them is hazy and
hazardous.

Expression of anger is proportional
to the perception about object of ire.
Positioning on the scale of success
determines where the needle of inner-
vations skids on the anger-meter.

Restlessness

In miasma of many-flavored options
we chose what we consider as the
most appropriate: hindsight settles
this, often telling us how little we
know. From this mew I extend my
presence by phrasing on fault lines.
Filmic expanse doesn’t excite me.
I look for nuggets in narration. Has
poetry turned into carriage trade?

 

 

Sanjeev Sethi is the author of three books of poetry. His most recent collection is This Summer and That Summer (Bloomsbury, 2015). A Best of the Net  nominee (2017 & 2018), his poems are in venues around the world: The Best of Mad Swirl: v2017!, Poetry Super Highway, 48th Street Press, The Metaworker, The Broadkill Review, The Five-Two, Pyrokinection, Unlikely Stories Mark V, A Restricted View From Under The Hedge, Ink Pantry, Amethyst Review, Beakful | Becaqée, and elsewhere. He lives in Mumbai, India.

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