For a Stranger

Buck naked, some are grotesque.
But there is art and aesthetics
in your nudity.
Your unvarnished truth is
like the cry of a newborn.
Certain wailings plague us
but your sobs on page
provoke me to wish
I had the potential
to alter your arc.

Your staves cajole the chaste
side in me, they push me
to befriend your backstory
and believe in your brief.
This is your blessing.




Sanjeev Sethi
Picture Nick Victor


Sanjeev Sethi has authored seven books of poetry. He has been published in over thirty-five countries. He is the joint winner of the Full Fat Collection Competition-Deux, organized by Hedgehog Poetry Press, UK. He was recently conferred the 2023 Setu Award for Excellence. 
He lives in Mumbai, India. 

X/ Twitter @sanjeevpoems3 || Instagram sanjeevsethipoems 





This entry was posted on in homepage and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.