Showboat

Subcutaneous jabs by prongs
of past: one can’t negate slights
of history. Hating isn’t a hobby.
In a redoubt I culled my reality.
I found womb in words. In
haphazardness my heaven. In
bedgasm  I juked blockades
for salutation by sunbeams.

 

Sanjeev Sethi is the author of three books of poetry. His most recent collection is This Summer and That Summer (Bloomsbury, 2015). He has been published in more than 25 countries. Some credits: Arfur, Ink Pantry, Morphrog 16, London Grip, Poydras Review, Litbreak, and elsewhere. He lives in Mumbai, India.