Sequestration – a poem by Sanjeev Sethi


Farouche intensifies the alienation.
Writing fills the vacancy. In hush-
hush I decode my ornaments. They
are different: fewer goldsmiths for
me. Not the usual chandler, my sail
is another sort. Pule from her pillow
disrupts the dream. She fails to read
the query in my eyelet. Obsessive
patterns have an ax to grind: the self.
Lord’s paddlewheel oars even this punt.


Sanjeev Sethi is the author of three books of poetry. His poems are in venues around the world:   A Restricted View From Under The Hedge, Pantry Ink, Bonnie’s Crew, Morphrog16, Mad Swirl, The Penwood Review, Faith Hope & Fiction, Communion Arts Journal, and elsewhere. He lives in Mumbai, India.

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