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Anthony Salandy

Anthony is a Black, mixed-race poet and writer who has spent most of his life in Kuwait jostling between the UK and America. Anthony's work has been published 215 times internationally. Anthony has two published chapbooks titled The Great Northern Journey 2020 (Lazy Adventurer Publishing) and 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 Editor in Chief of Fahmidan Journal and Poetry Editor at Chestnut Review.

Twitter/Instagram: @arsalandy


A somber clarity exists
In the crackle of sun ripened leaves
That chequer mossy ground,
A natural mosaic
Of fiery hues,

A subtle vibrancy
Ushering temporal change,
Never sudden ending.
For flora must surrender to desolate slumber,
A guaranteed submission

To forces beyond imagination,
Where contrary actions hold no power
In preserved areas
Where scenic supplication

Calms the human condition
Beyond labyrinths of constructed glory,
All a replication of unrefined majesty
Where soaring dandelions act as guardians
Of prolific reach perpetual,

Like tempestuous weeds
Resolved to conquer.
For nature persists
Despite perverse demands
And restrictive hands;

An audacious betrayal
Ensuring only the virtuous
May inherit earthly paradise. 

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