love the great conspiracy hid

love the great conspiracy hid
within toxic bars of soap foam
rolls off the dirt shiny and high
cleansed we lie awaiting day
in hate the nations feel safe
acidic proclamations gather
nations in fear and slaughter
casting their children to flames
blind clouds engulfing heaven’s
gift mockers roll on to destruction
wrath pressing in on all sides
still cursing theories of grace
mercy gasps her last breath
as living they die un-numbered
dying we live as glory descends
love the great conspiracy revealed

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.