I’m my own family —
me and only me.
I am also a sprig
of an indifferent shrub.
Extensions jut out like ill-matched
colors of an ignored canvas.
Ceremonies are coordinated
to expose this certitude.
I whistle in-and-out of such venues.
Me and me.


“Reef” © Dr. Regina Valluzzi



the blockages
Sharper the spike
the further I recede.
In another release
mayhap I were
a spelunker.
Trails from…
the still of my silo.


Author of Suddenly For Someone, 1988 and Nine Summers Later, 1997 Sanjeev Sethi’s poems have found a home in The London Magazine, The Fortnightly Review, Solstice Literary Magazine, 3 Quarks Daily, Lemon Hound, Poetry Australia, Eastlit, Indian Literature, The Statesman, The Hindu, and elsewhere. He lives in Mumbai.

Art can illuminate even the most elusive and difficult to comprehend ideas. Visual rules and tightly codified visual metaphors help scientists communicate complex ideas mostly amongst themselves, but they can also become barriers to new ideas and insights. Dr. Regina Valluzzi’s images are abstracted and diverged from the typical rules and symbols of scientific illustration and visualization; they provide an accessible window into the world of science for both scientists and non-scientists.