Sanjeev Sethi 

 

Intaglio

Beauty is betweenness thought and things.
Away from archetype, you’re closer to the
cosmic. Pain dwells when prayers collide.
Ego is an automobile that needs junking.

When witless sessions are winsome you’re
in love, camouflaging your core. In my dic-
tionary I draw your name and orexia adds
itself: emptying me of myself.

 

 

 

Inside Track

God has guided me
through this graph.
He didn’t push me
in the ditch of darkness.

I had to bear plenty.
Plenty of  poetic sorrows,
not real ones.
Those I accepted.

 

 

 

 

 

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: Indefinite Space, Serving House Journal, Voices de la Luna, Mad Swirl, Experiential-Experimental-Literature, Boston Accent Lit, 3:AM Magazine, Morphrog 14,  Misty Mountain Review,and elsewhere. He lives in Mumbai, India.