Textures and Trajectories

Two Poems
by Sanjeev Sethi
A fashion show
projects the body.
Can someone organize
a show of soul?
I, too, want
to be a model.
If loving is a prayer, I must be a mean worshiper.
You wore the hood of humility, some slip on when
they are sure. No watershed is shaped by another’s
tractate. Pathfinder’s advance is endogenous, afflatus
their own. My way of stonewalling your invincibility
was by owning to your contours inflating my cravings.
To seek ballast I eschewed fitful textures & trajectories.
Lovers are loaned. Poetry is mine like God.
Sanjeev Sethi has authored three books of poetry. This Summer and That Summer (Bloomsbury, 2015) is his latest work. He is widely published in several countries, and lives in Mumbai, India.

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Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site 17Numa.wordpress.com where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, and books can be found. He is a Best of the Net and three-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Scott's poetry books include: Songs of a Dissident (Transcendent Zero Press, 2015), Chaos Songs (Weasel Press, 2016), Happy Hour Hallelujah (CTU Publishing, 2016), and Poison in Paradise (Alien Buddha Press, 2017). Scott is a member of The Southern Collective Experience; he also serves as an editor for Walking Is Still Honest Press, The Blue Mountain Review, The Peregrine Muse, and Novelmasters.

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