Cocktail Hour, by Sanjeev Sethi

Cocktail Hour
by Sanjeev Sethi

Your ingress
Zen-like stillness.
Is this because you aren’t expected?
Have my hankerings been met?

This evening an aperitif will do.
Your entry
has quenched me.
Though I can spot
other longings swell.

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: Off the Coast, Drunk Monkeys, The Beatnik Cowboy, Right Hand Pointing, The Blue Mountain Review, Squawk Back, The Five-Two, W.I.S.H. Press, Easy Street, Mad Swirl, Your One Phone Call, Scarlet Leaf Review, The Ofi Press Magazine, Expound Magazine, Postcolonial Text, and elsewhere. He lives in Mumbai, India.


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