“Divestiture” – Sanjeev Sethi

 
 
In the mid-aughts I decided to be myself,
declined the embraces I was addicted to.
Exfiltrated from excesses. Jumbotron
within me relayed this a jillion times.
 
Lagniappes of loneliness hurled their hurrahs
on my hatchway. Task of spoonerism: untidy
clean tongues, reminiscent of raiments I left
on a rusty latch.
 
© Sanjeev Sethi

PHOTO SELF(7)Sanjeev Sethi has published three books of poetry. This Summer and That Summer (Bloomsbury, 2015) is his latest. His poems have found a home in The London MagazineThe Fortnightly Review, Ink Sweat and Tears, Sentinel Literary Quarterly, The Galway Review, The Open Mouse, Otoliths, Meniscus, Literary Orphans, Anti-Heroin Chic, The Helios Mss, Right Hand Pointing, Futures Trading, The Aerogram, Thirteen Myna Birds, and elsewhere. Poems are forthcoming in  The Bitchin’ Kitsch, Yellow Chair Review, Postcolonial Text, A New Ulster, First Literary Review-East,  Drunk Monkeys, Harbinger Asylum, The Corner Club Press, Of/with:, Linden Avenue Literary Journal, and Cavalcade of Stars. He lives in Mumbai, India.


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