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Suave Discordance

by Anthony Salandy

Compulsive actions pave the way 

Of an eternity engulfed in wicked tongues

That learn wicked propagation in transient lives

Where diligence is sacrificed for bravado 


And sluggard’s treachery,

A manipulation so fallacious that core tenets 

Are lost to shame incarnate,

An abomination of long mused freedoms


Now rendered a rebuke to the suave deception

Where discordance is disguised as adversity,

Never inequities developed in dystopian institutions,

Harbingers of dynamic canalization potent.


Is it any wonder then, that such discordance 

Breeds contemptable actions

Where to live,

One must surrender to prevailing sacrifice.

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 & Poxetry 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 Charade by Erato Magazine via Wombo 

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