Jealousy is derived from once benign sentiment
Now driven by accelerated expectation
And mirth turned greedy,
Vain and obsessive.
But some seek such possession
As they play that age old chase
Of lovers searching, no running,
After transitory affections,
Beguiling and possessive,
But whirlwind fancies
Bring ruin to all flushed faces
Whose ambition consumes
An innocence dimmed by increasing notifications,
Those all so familiar applications
For which our new found jealousy is derived,
From faceless pictures
And angled torsos, digitally sculpted
And cheaply advertised.
Anthony is a mixed-race poet & writer whose work tends to focus on social inequality throughout late-modern society. Anthony's work has been published 140 times.
Twitter/Instagram: @anthony64120 https://arsalandywriter.com/ Anthony is the Co-Eic of Fahmidan Journal.