Salmon Returning

salmon melting
mimic the corium
sisters they swam
art imitating life
til death did them part
Warhol’s Fword lives
life imitating death
Keith’s smile
Patti’s laugh
a drop of hope
in the boiling oceans
beauty still remains
in people righteous
life imitating art
a tear for the dying
a hand for the hurting
painting colors
non-nuclear clean
water in blues
salmon returning

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.