Raindrops can’t eclipse their intent.
Impulse overrules blur of pudency.
Nuzzling in the narrows I form lilt
of future loneliness.
Soaking in sadness attunes one to glee
and the brevity of its bid. A new page
isn’t necessarily fresh thought. Another
phase may not entail an unusual blaze
Arrears spur the unveiling of Atropos.
Vacuities pitch in when I tune
into deeds of valor, how they
need to correct their curvatures
Another’s trial engenders me
worthy of self. When girded
with answers I escalate to my
estimate of utopia.
When bobbin of memory unspools
our appliqué I wish for a time-lapse.
From your reality is downlink to
mine. In this lives our little story.
Expertise with which your adoral trail
circumvents my olfactory nerves comes
back when others borrow the bolster.
Mellifluous feelings of mudita waft
across my world as delicateness of your
doings do their bit. I want to disbelieve
noisomeness is your nectar.
Cry for Clemency
In gentilesse the aroma of graciousness
breezes through the business districts
of survival, making it a win-win station.
Cut the coarseness, howls a part of me.
The rest is mute to machinations of other
kinds. I need to engage with them. Why
does the vermiculate aggravate me? Is
this the curse of childlessness? Poems
are like progeny: after parturition, they
are nursed and nurtured till it is time to
find their future.
©2020 Sanjeev Sethi All rights reserved.
Sanjeev Sethi is published in over 25 countries. He has more than 1200 poems printed or posted in venues around the world. Wrappings in Bespoke is Winner of Full Fat Collection Competition-Deux organized by Hedgehog Poetry Press UK. It’s his fourth book. It will be issued in 2020. He lives in Mumbai, India.