There is creativity in completion and completion
in creativity. Consummation is an end, not dead
-end. Finis augurs fruitfulness of other kinds.
Need is for the highfalutin. Subtlety is for savants.
Say it loud, lay it thick, I tell myself and others.
There is hunger for hoo-ha. Celebrating with one-
self is an attempt to chisel it: slurring at sessions,
way of scoping an alpenstock.
Sanjeev Sethi has authored seven books of poetry. His latest is Wrappings in Bespoke (The Hedgehog Poetry Press, UK, August 2022). He has been published in over thirty countries. His poems have found a home in more than 400 journals, anthologies, and online literary venues. He edited Dreich Planet #1, an anthology of Indian poets for Hybriddreich, Scotland, in December 2022. He is the recipient of the Ethos Literary Award 2022. He is the joint winner of the Full Fat Collection Competition-Deux, organized by Hedgehog Poetry Press, UK. In 2023, he won the First Prize in a Poetry Competition by the prestigious National Defence Academy, Pune, during its 75th anniversary in the “family members category.” He lives in Mumbai, India.