Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 10/12/20


Auricular feelers
regale the erotic spur.
It limns chimeric loops
of want.
How you quell it is your hail.

Nom de guerre
is for others,
you are what you are.
In discarnate wrangles
no one is aligned or askew.

Registers acknowledge
validity of uniqueness.
In most social orders
you are marked
by inflections.


The robbed
are like rites of a reefer:
they scale you
to roulade of scars.
The voice cracks:
tears burst and
a bond is born.

I abhor disquiet:
as a rhapsodist
must eschew pleonasm.
Dead air in the mew
helps me fiddle
with frequencies
of the menagerie.


If eyes had homes
you would own a colony.
Littleness of our exchange
more precious than all
the jewels, well almost.
Anfractuous designs
piece together plans.
Sedulous assemblies seize them.
The wise cue a hasty wit,
others await overtures.
Even as cheek by jowl
with internal transparencies:
parts of you are extortionate,
too rich to be rewarded to me.


Extortionist strikes coerce single adults
with metronomic precision. Couples
legit or otherwise, handwrite blank
cheques of their volition. I face the
byword you scratch my back, letter
by letter with unamusing regularity.
It makes me understand why the bulk
imitates the path I am not fain to follow.
Tongue finds comfort in word-hoard:
leech translates into lubricating the setup.

Β©2020 Sanjeev Sethi All rights reserved.

Sanjeev Sethi is published in over 30 countries. He has more than 1350 poems printed or posted in literary venues. He is joint-winner of Full Fat Collection Competition-Deux organized by The Hedgehog Poetry Press. Recent credits: Pomona Valley Review, The Fictional Cafe, The Cannon’s Mouth, The Poetry Shed, M58, Rochford Street Review. He lives in Mumbai, India.

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