Anser Journal

Heartland

By A.R. Salandy

A roaring oven smoulders
as a golden casserole fills a day sullen
with aromatic Americana
worn and homely,

But rapturous are evening hours
where lively skies jolt
and undress the inconspicuous land
where amorous showers

caress now dampened fields,
But storm sirens lambaste us still
as brazen hail forces ground willing
to submit in final mounting

where dark skies
fondle now silenced lands
where only in dawn can bright skies
give reprieve to a mother green,

And a father awaiting a new season
far above the slow changing grounds
where flowers and trees grow,
a heavenly depiction

of two intertwined in one.


A.R. Salandy is a mixed-race poet & writer whose work tends to focus on social inequality throughout late-modern society. Anthony travels frequently and has spent most of his life in Kuwait jostling between the UK & America. Anthony has one published chapbook, The Great Northern Journey.