Rough Azul caresses disturbed edges
sanded by tides waning and waxing
under celestial companions
that dart across timings assured,
But vehement winds blind
foreign orbs from plain sight
until golden bolts are all that remain
over synchronised lights
That transmit a fraught existence
drowned in hypersensitivity
and feverish consumption,
But we are the chosen some say
Lost in orbit awaiting contact congenial.
The consumption of the libertine Cannot be rendered to antiquity When overconsumption dictates Worldly affairs overcome By the intoxicating whims Of romanticised elites, Now bastions of mobility and gumption Jaded facades attempting to conceal Cyclical strife. But one must question The extent of achieved success When ascription often informs power. But I glide into the very heart Of banal ignorance Where bastions of arrogance Cavort amongst the departed minds That make collective disillusion possible, Passive acceptance approved By bliss blinding.
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/
AMAZING Anthony. I love your poetry, you have such a talent! God bless you always! 🙏🏽♥️👑