2 Poems By A.R. Salandy


Ideologies clash to the sound
Of seasoned ethnocentrism,
A constant murmur

Shackled to devious endeavours;
Powers enshrined on heathen demagogues
Who hark only to the sound
Of mortal sin.

But reluctant minds
Become inoculated by rabid lobbyists;
The mercenaries of assured apocalypse.

For heinous actions
Will lead to mass decimation
Beyond singular hatred
Where dissention drives increased burial;

Soulless flesh condemned
To tepid soil eternal.
But many must perish,

Suffering in boiling crimson
Before cosmic judgement may be invoked,
Before dispersed bones powder
And dissolve into celestial essence blinding.


Reddened lips speak of carnal pursuit
As guards are broken
And attraction comes forceful
Until the merlot spills

And your once idle hands lay bare claim. 

Anthony is a mixed-race poet & writer whose work has been published 180 times internationally. Anthony has 2 published chapbooks titled ‘The Great Northern Journey’ 2020 (Lazy Adventurer Publishing) & ‘Vultures’ 2021 (Roaring Junior Press). Anthony’s Chapbook ‘Half Bred’ is the Winner of the 2021 ‘The Poetry Question’ Chapbook contest. Anthony is the Co-EIC of Fahmidan Journal. Twitter/Instagram: @anthony64120 https://arsalandywriter.com/

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