Guillotine Flags

dirty green paper scattered
licking up crimson moisture
as shoe-less walkers lie silent
broken bodies live streaming
down London Bridge’s fallen

watch each lone drop sailing
raise the guillotine flag flying
colors past kings and queens
seeds sprout even in darkness
only what’s sown can you reap

Robert Filos is an author of poetry and short stories that combine beauty and wit while highlighting social justice issues. Published worldwide his poetry received over 40,000 views in 2017. Born and raised in The Bronx, he now resides in the South Carolina Low-country with his wife and children. He can be reached at Read other articles by Robert.