Three Poems

by Sanjeev Sethi

Reruns

Yearly he dedicates space to his mother
by posting her portrait en soleil with a
poem indited long after her. On occasion
friends and other citizenry of the FB universe
like his dedication. Others extol the
elegy, some empathize with him. From
the eulogy it’s gleaned the lady died when
he was ten. The man is a quinguagenarian.

Homeland

What stirs their annual connect to country
of origin? Do they return to remind themselves,
despite occurrences their new haven
is faultless. Fear the applause of the street.
There are roadblocks between progress and
plenty. Euhemeristic leanings thrive in feudalistic
polities. Even when susceptibilities
aren’t mentioned behavioral patterns divulge
their domicil. Pro patria is not for them.

Deathwatch

Closemouthed foot of time is on cue
curious schedules commute this scythe.
Supercollider of needs blend in synchronicity.
Marionette-like we execute in meter.
In the everyday preternaturalness exists.
To miss is to accept the void.

 


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: The Broadkill Review, After the Pause, The Piker Press, Stickman Review, Ann Arbor Review, Neologism Poetry Journal, Home Planet News, The Stray Branch, London Grip, Morphrog 16, 3:AM Magazine, Communion Arts Journal, and elsewhere. He lives in Mumbai, India.
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