Crapulence to carceral settings. Mercaptans
of a certain kind torpefy me: is it the stench
or my power to smell? Stot is for some. Fossettes
remain in the offing. Far and away I have another
dirl. When I’m in it to glom I don’t like myself.
I’m good as a giver. I know not, how it happened
which cistron did what: but I am me.
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.