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Content Warning: blood

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Anthony Salandy – Infinite

A magenta stream begins to pool

and coat cracked steps

leading to an abyss unknown

and darkened by sanguine excess

where mortal chords are snapped

and blinding light exists

in tandem with obsidian desolation;

A dichotomy of suffering and joy

lavished on all those who submit

to the transience of corporality;

The triviality of existence

with assured repose eternal.

But, it is in this transition

that rouge life may begin

to nourish anew

and plenty

until memories are washed away

in a rhapsody of red

lost to ephemeral stars

decaying in glory infinite.

Anthony Salandy 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 widely. Anthony has 3 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' was the Winner of the 2021 'The Poetry Question' Chapbook contest. Anthony is the EIC of Fahmidan Journal/Publishing & Co, Review Editor at Full House Literary & Poetry Editor at Chestnut Review. Twitter/Instagram: @arsalandy

Artwork: Blue Monday by Kerriann Curtis

Kerriann Curtis is an abstract artist and poet from San Tan Valley Arizona. Her works speak on mental health, women's issues, and all those feelings we all feel but can't always articulate.

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