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A.R.Salandy - Evacuation


A white bird rested at an empty port

Where we congregated,

Worn and dishevelled,

As skies cried


And home bound winds

Ushered our languid bodies

To our foreign land

Closed to our gaze


For as engines roared

And our shielded journey began,

I knew our evacuation was a by-product

Of sweet modernity


Purchased in brotherly bonds,

Or rather corrosive debt,


An aging corroboration of hyper reality


Just out of normal reach,



A callous reminder of my prolonged existence

In a world of contorted identities


Snuffed out by demagogues


Silent, ever piercing.

 

A.R.Salandy is a mixed-race writer. Anthony travels frequently and has spent most of his life in Kuwait jostling between the UK & America. Anthony's work has been published 160 times. Anthony has 2 published chapbooks titled 'The Great Northern Journey' 2020(Lazy Adventurer Publishing ) & 'Vultures' 2021 (Roaring Junior Press). Twitter/Instagram: @anthony64120 https://arsalandywriter.com/ Anthony is the Co-Eic of Fahmidan Journal. 

 

Photograph: Morning Mist by Claudia Oppelt