She breaks into your bay, gesticulations
signaling glee at her newfound success.
In her singsong asks you to have a hand
in her happiness. Soaked in your situation
you listen, sense nothing calls for celeb-
ration. You must know she wants you
not to cut into her cheer but share acute-
ness of her sorry hour.
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.