Is embedded in mundane patterns
Where genuine choice no longer
Bathes in individualised actions.
For nutrition is commodified
When eager masses conform
A norm deeply engrained
In the collective psyche.
But dubiety is forgone
When marketing commands more power
From wealthy worlds of stratification
Where some may only dream of choice
Until the acquisition of basic nutriment
Becomes a maelstrom
Of human disarray.
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 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 Co-EIC of Fahmidan Journal & Poetry Editor at Chestnut Review. Twitter/Instagram: @arsalandy arsalandywriter.com