Solitary Demise

Blithe frolics under moon caressed skies
Becomes the final nefarious jaunt
Of enamoured infatuation,
Endured in sacrilege and subsumed

By bitter cocktails of jarring distillate
And burning rifles
Cocked under manipulative pretences
And mania craven,

But willingly slayed,
Two tormented souls
Were laid to rest under
Promises kept in fear

And locked away in bloodshed irreparable,
For death separated no bonds,
Nor no mortal remains,
Demarcated by angelic crocuses

Where besotted bones were disturbed
Like vultures’ talons on cobalt carcasses
Scorched by foreign star
And tempered by arid lands

Decaying in eternal contemplation,
A price paid in full for passion disastrous,
A death wish incensed by fiery discharge,
A weapon’s decimation,

Declared missing, a lovers triste gone array,
But preserved by salted winds
Dancing across the horizon.


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. 

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