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Ambiguity | By A.R. Salandy

I travel to the east of the coldest west Each summer, (To where my father grew to know injustice) Where Auntie says Mama isn't black so she struggles (What oppression has she faced? I wonder) Or maybe her struggle is defined By injustice not of her own doing (But maintained in cyclical oppression) Why must she struggle To visit this dark urbanity segregated (Why must race be used to isolate?) But then I see her light skin Shimmer in the moonlight (Just as my light tan did under smokey street lights) But then I remember That we are the distorted futures (Racially ambiguous, they say, human, we are)

Anthony 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's work has been published 100 times internationally. Anthony is the Co-Founder/EIC of Fahmidan Journal. Anthony has 1 published chapbook titled 'The Great Northern Journey'.

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