Dexterity with which I display emotional salchow
on frozen ledges of your life makes me wonder,
if victory is worth it? The close-by yard of yews
is upholstered in upheaval. Duplication is a disease
monopolized by the mangled. Who erases itches
of a minotaur? Bounce of beatnik is part of your
repertoire. I bow to orthography. There is more
to us than caviling at claptraps.
Sanjeev Sethi is the author of three well-received books of poetry. His most recent collection is This Summer and That Summer (Bloomsbury, 2015). His poems are in venues around the world: 3:AM Magazine, The Curly Mind, Novelmasters, Sentinel Literary Quarterly, Morphrog 14, Your One Phone Call, Indefinite Space, Serving House Journal, Experiential-Experimental-Literature, The Penwood Review, Right Hand Pointing, Otoliths, and elsewhere. He lives in Mumbai, India.