Purple Patch by Sanjeev Sethi

Those stumbling moves
under the table: footsies
and foolhardiness. When
I examine: was that me?
I run for cover.

In cloakrooms togs
are nailed.
Potched by concours
I lopped it on you.
was in expectation.

No-one knows of
garboil caused
by your gnathonic
moves but inner
eutaxies helped
me harness them.

If I were a piano,
poco a poco
you would have
keyed appassionato.
In a way you did.

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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