Exploitation paints this earth In the subtle rouge Of newly emerged roses Whose thorns demand atonement For the beggars that tear rose buds In hope of sustenance, Or in equitable existence Where universal are rights Within supposed western complexes, But not applicable to the worn hands That pluck far off joy Ready to be shipped To globalized markets Electronically positioned And dominant in covert discourse, But what can universality do For the ardent purveyors Of subjugation exported, Where oppression is embedded, And passively accepted.
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.