tears falling on steel

soon the ending will be written
as dark reflections breathe their last
drops echo their metallic pounding
coursing through the weakness
left awake on this soaked pillow
dreams meld into false memories
shattered by blue nocturnal musings
in this crowded mind field, loneliness
deafening lightning scrapes steel bars
lost vision plays its colors among tears

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.