Death by Association

Paned windows reverberate

as frosted wind caresses

dim walls, Shrouded in silence,

But arcane quiet is diminished

by that bloated couch that wails

deep within that quaint family crypt,

Gawdy, and consumed by repugnance,

But rooms further

lay painted magenta with lives disturbed

And twisted into mangled decay,

Demarcated by mortal years, burdened,

But spiteful tongues

now only utter their rapturous parables

alone, In confinement earthen,

For best it is to sever rotten roots

to diminish tarnished soil, Generational.

Anthony R. Salandy is a mixed-race poet & writer whose work tends to focus on social inequality throughout late-modern society. Anthony travels frequently and has spent most of his life in Kuwait jostling between the UK & America. Anthony’s work has been published 80 times internationally. Anthony has 1 published chapbook titled ‘The Great Northern Journey’. Twitter/Instagram: @anthony64120

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