Valeria Ciardulli

Ascend We Must, Above.

by Anthony Salandy

Molten rock meets scorched Earth,
Land possessed by grandiose intoxication;
An insatiable greed multi-generational.

For self-deprecation presumes a sense of hatred;
An independently derived distain for humanity
so all-consuming that treasonous disturbia

Becomes the only truth
in the hyper realized constructions
that form this jaded modernity,

This ethereal world
of consumption and combustion;
Of societal demise and malaise,

But scorched lands that span our geography primitive
grow out and repossess lands oppressed.

Anthony 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.

Artist: Valeria Ciardulli





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