Content Warning: blood
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
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 https://arsalandywriter.com/
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.