In spite of u-turns, second thoughts
I was pushed to the primrose path
and ensuing emotional bastinadoes.
Can I be another me? There is urge
to alter my scarfskin. These tattoos
irk. Their thrasonical core drones a
dispatch I don’t comprehend. In this
unrest ointment of ideas piggyback
on poetic devices ushering relief.
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.