• A.R. Salandy

Maverick


Infantile are minds that insulate their mortal presence

With irreparable disillusionment

So burdening that it overtakes any sense of true equality,

Beyond individualized notions

Of what should exist,


Never what might ensue

If humanity gave true determination

To equality boundless,

For irrelevant are all those that disagree,

Mavericks who maintain truths particular,


Where lofty appeasement is concocted

Through ignorance and blocking contemporary,

As if only universal opinions

Beyond human equality must succeed

Any notion of individuality,


For the architects of despotisms global in instability

Have fostered a unique supplicancy

With reproduced retinue,

An inner conscious

Derived from socialization


And obsessed with vain individualism,

Never collective understanding

Or honorable compromise,

Until indignation grows untenable

And digital censorship


Moves past deviant labels,

And nouveau genocide begins again

Like a rising western sun

Prophetic in leisurely destruction.



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Anthony is a mixed-race poet & writer who has spent most of his life in Kuwait jostling between the UK & America. Anthony's work has been published 180 times internationally.


Anthony has two published chapbooks titled 'The Great Northern Journey' 2020 (Lazy Adventurer Publishing) & 'Vultures' 2021 (Roaring Junior Press). Anthony's Chapbook 'Half Bred' is the Winner of the 2021 'The Poetry Question' Chapbook contest.


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Anthony is the Co-Eic of Fahmidan Journal.