Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 01/18/21


In another chapter were you a cutler?
Tongue like a cutlass
pierces my poise.
Cerebrations are communed
with self:
surmises mostly.

It is like pantology:
no single person’s appanage.
Let inflorescence of inscape
be my white whale.
If I play peever:
it will ensure my purple patch.


The unsaid resonates
more than its reverse.

A peg leg reaches
the finishing line first.

Without sighing for bifocals I can visualize
sorrow has whittled its way at us.

Sadness is profoundly attractive
it ties itself to intricate designs.

I wish poems are perused without focus
on outers. Read my art, not me, is the steer.

When things have to happen, they happen.
Klutz turns into a comer.


Borderless is a misnomer at C-19.
There is an omnipresent gap.
Call it social distancing
or whachamacallit.

is the new sitch:
in etiquette
of social graces.

Fear of fomite is reality.
Pathogen is password
to conversations on
internet or ethernet.


Dolor has greater porosity
than delectation.
Cheer of those in kinship
affects lesser
than their listlessness.

Dregs of despondency
persist unlike other cues.
Is this owed
to the earthlings
proneness to pain?

©2021 Sanjeev Sethi All rights reserved.

Sanjeev Sethi is published in over thirty countries. He has more than 1400 poems printed or posted in literary venues around the world. Wrappings in Bespoke is joint-winner of Full Fat Collection Competition-Deux organized by the Hedgehog Poetry Press UK. It’s his fourth full-length collection. It will be launched in early 2021. Recent credits: NOON | journal of the short poem, The Big Windows Review, Life and Legends, Pomona Valley Review, Lummox Poetry Anthology # 9, Dreich, and elsewhere. He lives in Mumbai, India.

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