October 27, 2021

“Bleb,” A Poetry Excerpt by Sanjeev Sethi

“Bleb,” A Poetry Excerpt by Sanjeev Sethi
Medic  
 
As casual as strolling on a graveled pathway  
in a close-by parkland, words cycle towards  
me on my inner track where ideas lap dance 
with a tumescent dash. The first draft is born.  
This baby needs a battery of nurses and  
other paraphernalia. I’m the doc on duty.  
Summon the accoucheur for stillborns.
 
 
 
Memento Mori 
 
Campestral locales furnish  
the song and dance routine  
with a context. Ill-lighted  
rooms caution me of you.  
When their consciousness  
darkles, I am snug as a bug.  
Why does sadness complect  
my cheeriness? Is alertness  
a curse? 
 
 
 
Nonfiction 
 
Google and other griefs 
chase my working hours. 
Nights are cut out for 
graphology. In temple of 
needs my pelage seeks  
your petting. My god  
it seems is huffy. 

 
 
Fair Play 
 
The oddities 
hold me against 
myself. 
 
Even before birth 
I was bruised. 
 
Live my life. 
The answer will fall 
on your lap. 
 
 
 
Bearings 
 
Molasses mingle with soupcon of memory  
creating sweetmeat with your signature.  
My mirror notes the rufescent. I look for 
fleece. It teases me of the warmth in your  
woolens. Plastic is my way of bargaining  
with bridges that go nowhere. In this resume  
how do I wiretap the riot within? 

***

Sanjeev Sethi

Sanjeev Sethi has authored five books of poetry. Hesitancies by CLASSIX, an imprint of Hawakal, in July 2021 is his latest. A month before it, he released Bleb from Hybriddreich in Scotland.  He is published in over thirty countries. He is the joint-winner of Full Fat Collection Competition-Deux organized by The Hedgehog Poetry Press UK. He is in the top ten of the erbacce prize 2021 UK. He lives in Mumbai, India. 

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