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Sanjeev Sethi - Three Poems

Sanjeev Sethi


Continuities

Leaks from this 
or that wellspring 
burst into us. 
Post hoc 
these are brewed 
with potion 
in our midst:
to ready and ripen 
into a brand-new preparation. 
Sometimes 
worthy of the world.



Fallout

“I am no longer a toper.” is my audible retort
to the proprietor of the ear-popping bar to his
energetic salaam and inquiry of me no longer 
being a habitué. Processing me, his eyes pan
to the next patron: his gestures forfeit their fire.



Fancies

Your annunciations 
bestow their lyrics 
to the jukebox 
of justifications 
as breath plays havoc 
with their plans. 

I bow to the celestial: 
permit you to perform 
like the wiliness 
of an uncalled-for wish. 

Maringouins mate 
on my naked forearm, 
their hochmagandy 
a portraiture 
of our tempo:
then and now.



Copyright © Sanjeev Sethi, 2022

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