Poem by A.R. Salandy: Masses

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Weathered stones decorate the borderlands
Of mental doldrums coated in jagged glass
And feverish searching for finite validation,

Capital lavished on those that contort,
Those that bend at will,
A brutal submission

Where tarnished ethics
Disappear in hordes of seekers
Each within their own cerebral cage

Delicately hidden from the collective longing
Piercing through momentary discourse.

Impassioned monologues spewed
At cloaked beings illuminated
Only by constructions

That feed into a deluge
Of romanticised experiences
Futile, and fanciful.

For the living now long
For an ultimate journey
Unknown and unexpected,

Lost somewhere in grand darkness.

Bio:  A.R. SALANDY:  Anthony is a Black Mixed-race poet & writer who has spent most of his life in Kuwait jostling between the UK & America. Anthony's work has been published 230 times internationally. Anthony has 3 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 EIC of Fahmidan Journal & Poetry Editor at Chestnut Review. Twitter/Instagram: @arsalandy https://arsalandywriter.com/

By davidlonan1

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 feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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