Numen – a poem by Sanjeev Sethi


Inclemency turns on
the atmospheric pulse
to smudge the shift.
This is not a taint.

When stars bounce
you cannot bridle them.
At best you can alter
future spins.

Forlorn edges look for links.
Langue of a family stings.
In numbness of one’s inner self
fenestration oxygenates.

Sanjeev Sethi is the author of three books of poetry. His most recent collection is This Summer and That Summer (Bloomsbury, 2015). His poems are in venues around the world:  After the Pause, Spirit Fire Review, Soul-Lit, London Grip, M58, Otoliths, Postcolonial Text, and elsewhere. He lives in Mumbai, India.

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