2 Poems from A.R. Salandy : Contact and Ascription


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/

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