living in a world i never ordered

so green the young thoughts
when innocence is fading
sunrisings took for granted
til midday calls darkening
wavy lines yellowing
dripping off the page
be creative whispers
soft and comforting
yet to wake up now
to the screaming
where coloring dries
and outside the lines
the early mantra
diversified as
the right-hand high
now the progressives’ crime

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.