Electric Evolution

Two poems
by Sanjeev Sethi
In this circuit
of continuity
there is current…
of human species
for its survival.
It rejoices
in reflection.
When secure
it spreads.
When the mood is mumpish
images of happy close-ups
hurt like one’s history.
Gashes without unguents are
neologist: help in examining
vacillating social vocabularies.
29 alphabets to say worthless,
that many years it took us.
Hesternal feelings clip on like
a snip of chow between the teeth.
One tine mauls, another mitigates.
Boredom in connections announce
itself in barrooms I sign into when
I am bored being myself.
Books like babies
take years to reveal
their worthiness.
SANJEEV SETHI is the author of three well-received 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,The Tower Journal, Peacock Journal, The Penmen Review, Red Fez, Indiana Voice Journal, The Penwood Review, Drunk Monkeys, Easy Street, Novelmasters, Poetry Pacific, Transnational Literature, Postcolonial Text, Bluepepper, Otoliths, and elsewhere. He 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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