Some men like Jack
And some like Jill
I’m glad that I like
Them both, but still

I wonder if
This freewheeling
Really is an
Enlightened thing

Or is its greater
Scope a sign
Of deviance from
Some party line?

In the strict ranks of
Gay and Straight
What is my status:
Stray? or Great?

– Vikram Seth

Submitted by:

Manu, who says “I don’t remember where I found this, but very neat. Vikram Seth, of course. ”


Vikram Seth is well represented here, in the main part poems about love and loneliness. This is a seemingly more light-hearted poem that addresses some very personal, and thorny questions, starting with the almost naive ‘Am I normal?’

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