weaker than the leaker

shaded to cool in
red, white, and blue
smooth and wide
not a rut or grade
the road to comfort
deceives sweetly
paved with bodies
righteously passed by
in silence now
hidden deeper
the whistle blower
and the journalist
walk the narrow path
paying the pricey toll
for all but themselves
to gain interest from

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.