Mootness – a poem by Sanjeev Sethi

Apotheosis is one thing: 
preferences tracked 
may be of another ilk. 
Scapegoatism is the province 
of successful communicators 
not those in throes 
of an interior monologue. 
I see myself in a supernumerary role 
in the film of my fantasy. 
In meatspace 
I’m the protagonist 
and antagonist. 
When vocabulary fails 
whillikers fill in. 
During agon 
His frame lights me up.

Sanjeev Sethi is published in over thirty countries. His poems have found a home in more than 350 journals or online literary venues. Recent credits: Kairos Literary Magazine, NOON | journal of the short poem, The Big Windows Review, Life and Legends, Pomona Valley Review, Dreich Magazine, and elsewhere. He lives in Mumbai, India.

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