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By Anthony Salandy

Noetic understanding is Bygone knowledge lost to eras elapsing, Where consistent bombardment Gives rise to false Admiration, A valse played in tempo allegro

And enacted with tactful haste

Much like faulty policies,

Beings rendered statistics,

Numbers to be gratified

And patronized, The creation of illusions

Reciprocally concocted

Through passivity, A consequence of consistent immediacy,

An expectation unravelling As dander tarnishes false grass And winds murmur tepid arias, Assaulting amber leaves

As ideological roots continue disruption covert.


About the author:

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 & Poxetry Editor at Chestnut Review. More of his work includes Slumber and Demonstrative Demands is available in Erato, Issue I: Bloom. ​ Twitter/Instagram: @arsalandy

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