Bookshelves remind me of the aloneness
of thought. In the stillness of their spines
lies the essence of experience beckoning
bibliophiles to process their perfections,
gleaned by grokking maze of milestones.
Solitude prods me to pylons. Known to
connect they suspire for itinerant members
of the corvine to stop over or for deviations
in their dogleg. Every affiliation is emotional
travel. Close relationships are excursions.
- Sanjeev Sethi 2016
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: Off the Coast, Drunk Monkeys, The Bitchin’ Kitsch, New English Review, Red Wolf Journal, Futures Trading, Right Hand Pointing, The Blue Mountain Review, The Penwood Review, Squawk Back, The Five-Two, W.I.S.H. Press, Easy Street, Novelmasters, Zarf Poetry, Scarlet Leaf Review, Expound Magazine, Postcolonial Text, Meniscus, Otoliths, and elsewhere. He lives in Mumbai, India.