21st-century schizoid segregation

down these long dark tunnels
march the schizoid humans
some tall and erect others
eerily slumped and sluggish
stepping in tune to an avatar
intelligence branded within

boasting of their segregation
and blinded by the blackness
they move to the commands
closer toward an apocalyptic
false light resurrection display
shown in a sky-written deception

with breathed in microchips
nanobot swarms assemble
tiny interior drones of control
the illusion grand commences
as the natural loses its grip
and self melts into the Leviathan

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 rfilos63@gmail.com. Read other articles by Robert.