New Poetry by A.R. Salandy: Fleeting Thoughts, Coercive Power, Union

Morning, Sunrise, Landscape, Nature

Fleeting Thoughts

Sutured are once cracked lands
combed by ravenous winds
and jagged maneuvers otherworldly,

But silent are nights caliginous
where heavy clouds hang low
and faint shadows rise
from urban oases

lost to fanciful slumber
and consumed by mortal demagogy
that acts to fulfil instantaneous desires,

Much like the scent of lacquered dilapidation
where vilified are substances
manipulated by minds searching
for salvation thunderous and unknown,

But stentorian skies remain,
As notifications fortify momentary dopamine
long after lights have been distorted,

Long after cracked lands rest
filled with lives lost to gods
that never answered,
Much like contrived emotions digitized

and surrendered to communication distorted. 

Coercive Power

Cracked walls let soft light dance
With bruised cores
Where filled are egos haughty

And pampered by extravagance otherworldly,
For fear is constructed through slow fondling
Like lush gardens lovingly tended to,

Really engineered to singular benefit,
Much like subjugation engendered
Yet continuous in deception,

For cracked, many become broken
By socialized dominance,
Contrived and sewn in wombs

Many in number global,
But just as suppressed
By far removed policy

Cherry picked for gazes handsome
And delineated only by stratification self-made
Much like the feminine burden, forced,

But on the horizon a phallus diminished
Can be seen to collapse,
No longer grandiose in energy,

No longer a spear of supremacy constructed


I mind open doors
That slam shut
As haughty candour becomes disorienting

And echoes far and wide
As the vindictive wage new maneuvers
On broken boundaries
And tearful encounters,

Where pleasantries grow forced
And skirmishes turn to all out aggression
As every word rattles a new recognition

Of deceit stony, and powerful
In its demolition of cool headed action
Until all propaganda and gossip sinful

Sees individuals adulterated
By the self-induced massacre
Of kindred warmth
Now bludgeoned by cruelties

That serve to delineate a truer state of union, former. 

A Fevers of the Mind Quick-9 Interview with A.R. Salandy

2 poems by A.R. Salandy : Mom’s Cranberry Cake & Rage Poem

Bio: Anthony is a Black Mixed-race poet & writer who has spent most of his life in the Middle East jostling between the UK & America. Anthony's work has been published 215 times internationally. Anthony has 2 published chapbooks titled 'The Great Northern Journey' 2020 (Lazy Adventurer Publishing) & 'Vultures' 2021 (Roaring Junior Press) as well as a novel 'The Sands of Change' 2021 (Alien Buddha 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 & Poetry Editor at Chestnut ReviewTwitter/Instagram: @arsalandy

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David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1


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