Of Sinners & Sirens by Sanjeev Sethi

Cinema must be censured
for  its construct of crooks
in our consciousness.
Plutonian cadres don’t
have cosmetic scars.
Unlike the movies:
a modern day devotee
of Dis Pater is like
you and me. Someone’s
drudge is to direct
traffic to the teller.
After the grind
on his way
from the bank
pauses to purchase
cookies for kids,
a consigliere swaps
contraband for cash:
escorts partner for
the passeggiata.

Sanjeev Sethi

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.

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