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Cavalcade Charades

by Anthony Salandy

A deformation of progressive codes

Is lost to obfuscated jargon 

And simplified communication


Or rather bastions of banal idolatry,
A soothing odour to deities mistaken
And hidden behind pixelated gates

Cruel, Where vile life dwells
In resplendent betrayal

A sumptuously concocted fallacy


Of bureaucratic effectivity,

A contraceptive to the human spirit
Where dishonourable discharge 


Is deposited in accounts many,

Ravished by detritus commentary

In cavalcade procession dystopian,

But generosity is lost

As are bygone tendencies

That upheld genuine human spirit


Led astray by demagogues in plain sight.

About the author:
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 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 EIC of Fahmidan Journal & Poetry Editor at Chestnut Review.


More of his work includes Slumber and Demonstrative Demands, which is available soon in Erato, Issue I: Bloom.  

Twitter/Instagram: @arsalandy

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Photo:  Gray Charades by Erato Magazine via Wombo 

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