“A Scarlet Moon” by A.R. Salandy

Hips crumble to thunderous electricity,
Tempestuous gods ruling over
A weak body
Taut with anticipation,

Satisfaction concocted in a nether world
Beyond reproach,
Where satiated fancies are lost
To the dark embrace of tender slumber.

An awakening nocturnal
To worlds enrobed with pulsing veins
And rigid inception,
A body willingly infected

With lust’s ardent serum,
But scarlet moonlight
Rouses engrossed flesh
To the mist of midnight bewitchment

Where I drown myself in doldrums
Of bitter sweet desire,
Lust satiated in dream state,
The cold fulfillment of mindful folly,

A cruel artist
Swaying to magenta heart
And consumed by mortal avidity
Only illuminated by a celestial body eternal.

A.R. Salandy (He/him)
Anthony is a mixed-race poet & writer who has spent most of his life in Kuwait jostling between the UK & America. Anthony’s work has been published 190 times internationally. Anthony has 2 published chapbooks titled The Great Northern Journey (Lazy Adventurer Publishing, 2020) and Vultures (Roaring Junior Press, 2021). Anthony’s chapbook Half Bred is the winner of the 2021 The Poetry Question chapbook contest. Anthony’s debut YA Novel The Sands of Change will be released in November 2021 with Alien Buddha Press. Anthony is the co-EIC of Fahmidan Journal. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram @anthony64120 and on his website http://arsalandywriter.com.