Behind Barriers

She cries darkened tears
That fill cracked cups
That overflow and forsake
The quiet crier just beyond this realm,

But fleshy walls serve as the purgatory
Of sadness that pervades
An existence hidden
And distorted by bodily concern,

But yet she cries on, as cell walls lose light
And the only memory left to view
Is a frozen reel,
Held in dried magenta fading.


A.R. Salandy is a mixed-race writer. Anthony travels frequently and has spent most of his life in Kuwait jostling between the UK & America. Anthony’s work has been published 175 times. Anthony has 2 published chapbooks titled ‘The Great Northern Journey’ 2020(Lazy Adventurer Publishing ) & ‘Vultures’ 2021 (Roaring Junior Press). 

Twitter/Instagram: @anthony64120 https://arsalandywriter.com/  Anthony is the Co-Eic of Fahmidan Journal. 

Categories: Poetry

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