Poetry | Issue 1 (April 2023)


Sanjeev Sethi

I miss those evenings of engorgement.

I miss when on breezy nights

the frame is playful

but the arboreal refuses to reply.

Slyly the sheets 

beckon me to bestir.

Memory is a handmaiden

wooing the skin 

to wink at the senses

impinging on its uxorial province,

helping the hand reach heaven.

Protean tracings plague the pyjamas.

Sanjeev Sethi has authored seven books of poetry. He has been published in over thirty countries. His poems have found a home in more than 400 journals, anthologies, and online literary venues. He edited Dreich Planet #1 for Hybriddreich, Scotland, in December 2022. In 2023, he won the First Prize in a Poetry Competition by the prestigious National Defence Academy. He lives in Mumbai.

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