Annularity by Sanjeev Sethi

Unbuttoned top or trousers is sloppiness or salacity?

Neither, maybe a bit of both. There was no coronet

to cap, placed ourselves aside for sake of conscience.

Conscientiousness is summative of consumption.

A schlockmeister may be virtuous. It is erroneous

to evaluate him on his vendibles. A modiste or milliner

is heroine at home or on her FB wall. I am exhausted

of adverts, out-of-proportion  assessments of self and

situations. I packed ample in gulps of gin. Debating

with drunks is plying wheels of rigidity. Negotiations

sparkle in the median. It is verbalization sans words.

Grace by Sanjeev Sethi

The gift of goodies has caged them in

kind and clement ways. In the jewels

of generosity lie mainsprings to many

freedoms. Their gait has carriage of

a coryphée: speech is songlike. In its

lilt is fruition of His unsigned memos.


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 including 3:AM Magazine, The Tower Journal, Peacock Journal, The Penmen Review, Red Fez, Indiana Voice Journal, The Penwood Review, Novelmasters, I am not a Silent Poet, Poetry Pacific, Transnational Literature, Otoliths, and elsewhere. He lives in Mumbai, India.