A regiment of railbirds

sterilized and sanctified

by social structures

dwell nightly as guests.

Their run or range never alters.

They never need any harrumphing.

Their recitals are true to their timbre.

In this gilly there are many gagsters

up to it in Grand Guignol.

 

On a quiet night

of which there are numerous,

I choose this babel of bellicose,

kind of corrida as sedative.

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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: The Tower Journal, Peacock Journal, Boston Accent Lit, One Sentence Poems, Cavalcade of Stars, The Greensilk Journal, Bond...read more Street Review, Rasputin, The Penwood Review, Easy Street, 3:AM Magazine, Morphrog 14, Novelmasters, Bindwind Magazine, Poetry Pacific, Transnational Literature, Otoliths, Postcolonial Text, and elsewhere. He lives in Mumbai, India.
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