New Found Sentiment

By Anthony Salandy

In vast concrete structures

That overtake any semblance of nature

Is where the human soul-

Can now be found

So strangely attached to possessions

So endless that any sense of use-

Is ultimately lost

To the deep abyss for which

They so strangely could never fill-

But represent nonetheless,

As if to be loved

Could be quantified by price-

Or if sentiment

Could ever be replaced

By the consumerist spirit-

That has begun

Its final assault on a modernity

Where commodities-

Are now the truest form of expression

Not mirth or care

Nor ironically anger-

For the sentiment of humanity

Has been given a new form

So meaningless-

That it is no wonder why

Each and every soul has become

So deeply desensitized-

To the striking glare of postmodern inequality.

Anthony is a mixed-race poet & writer who enjoys the pastoral as well as the depth of human sentiment and action and tries in earnest to express this in his poetry. Anthony travels frequently and has spent most of his life in Kuwait jostling between the UK & America. Anthony has 1 published chapbook entitled 'The Great Northern Journey' and is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Sociology. Twitter/Instagram: @anthony64120