Willing clay pigeon to your verbal skeet
is there scheme to whittle this stencil?
Prompts bruited about swing
their way to suitable bullhorns.
Lies offer home to horde of evanescent
notions to breathe harmoniously.
More cushioned we’re, more insensitive
we become: this is caliber of cocoons.
To argue with pleasantries
is sign of severance.
Only the well-heeled raise flag of
no-money. Word slingers exhale.
Sanjeev Sethi is the author of three books of poetry. His most recent collection is This Summer and That Summer (Bloomsbury, 2015). A Best of the Net 2017 nominee, his poems are in venues around the world: The Stray Branch, Ann Arbor Review, First Literary Review-East, Right Hand Pointing, Grey Sparrow Journal, The Synesthesia Anthology: 2013-2017, Scarlet Leaf Review, Peeking Cat Anthology 2017, Communicators League, and elsewhere. He lives in Mumbai, India.