Reactions by Sanjeev Sethi

In a silk and suit soiree where an evening bag is more
expensive than some gentleperson’s home, a guest
cuts the cheese. Awkward thirty seconds elapse
quicker than one can say, now-who-was-that?
Stink evaporates easily in such set-ups.

Compare this to a cab on fixed  fare where at random
a passenger cuts one, trapping others in the clutch oven.
The cooped are in a tizzy, all with conspiratorial looks, cheeks
rubricated by circumstance. The strongest agitator is usually
the culprit. Some like to have a shindig with their smell.

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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 including The Penmen Review, Red Fez, Indiana Voice Journal, Dime Show Review, Zoomoozophone Review, Chronogram, Stanzaic Stylings, Visual Verse, Poetry Pacific, Transnational Literature, Meniscus, Bluepepper and elsewhere. He lives in Mumbai, India.
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