Bonnes Bouches by Sanjeev Sethi

The past is for photographs, or funerals.

Callousness of your concern breaks in, freezing
me for a flash, until white-bread calls overtake
and I bury you again in coffin of my care.

A-listers are verecund, until lit.

“There are no truepennies”, an ethnographer
of emotions chortles before a mirror. It cracks.
Tain reflects this image to me. I see teardrops:
mine.

Sanjeev Sethi

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: 3:AM Magazine, Novelmasters, Tower Journal, Peacock Journal, Red Fez, Penwood Review, Poetry Pacific, and elsewhere. He lives in Mumbai, India.

 

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