When pundits wax eloquent on political outcomes
they yakkety-yak on their yearnings.
Accepting karma is accepting debt.
The well of darkness awaits us all.
Fomentations cotton lacerations
it is the claw marks that fester.
Woes of exiguousness are washed away
in clover as memory turns them to medals.
It is never the rachis, shaft holds the attention
blush on your malar is never traced to me.
New channels frequented give away
bogie of neutrality.
When you’re nurtured by the right
it is lucrative to acquire left leanings.
Worshippers of your nowhere work
crosscut with those who reject it even
when it is rad: the breviary of bazaars.
- 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 including Poetry Pacific, Zoomoozophone Review, Indiana Voice Journal, Spirit Fire Review, Degenerate Literature, Linden Avenue Literary Journal, Darkrun Review, Stanzaic Styling, Haikuniverse, Chronogram, Transnational Literature, In Between Hangovers, and elsewhere. He lives in Mumbai, India.