The ground quivers under monumental waves Out in the clashing abyss Where vessels bob to the slow rock Of waters unsuspecting, But sirens usher weary souls To awaken in that dark night Where storm shields would do little To protect them from rolling life Taut and avenging, For mother cries her battle cries out at sea Until she reaches land And caresses it with her wrath, Angered but loving, Still a tsunami- Still a loss of life, becoming all too common Passive Manipulation Society indulges a capitalist mindset By transforming humble minds Into autocratic machines That compute digital numbers Into meaningful characters That act as a hostile burden To the minds of every new generation That shackles debt and worth to each other, As if life could so singularly be derived From financial status So aggressively acquired At the hands of a merciless folk Whose only wish is to derive power From a greed so all-consuming That those who wish to change or grow Must face the constraints of a governance That acts to destroy the human spirit Drop by drop as the sound of beings Now despondent grows quieter And resistance grows futile As society benefits from the loss of millions.
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 https://arsalandywriter.com/A Fevers of the Mind Quick-9 Interview with A.R. Salandy