Solitude merges with mercuriality
to create our merry-go-round in the
fair of fine living. In this exchange
we’ve no loquiturs: energies impatient
to assimilate leaven. I wanna lisp a
lipogram to realize you’re my ABC.
Reins from galumph to gallop are not
with us. One cannot wish away wounds
only wipe the exudation.
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.