A Nuclear Nineveh Eruption

in a glowing orange the river of rock moves
as a fiery umbrella spurting upward and falling
and slithering snakelike consuming the waters

it shakes and rolls around the ring of the liars
multi continent indigestion from a deep poisoning
while sitting center stage for the sleeping world

large houses and sky high apartments melt wealth
as pop tart pundits at the top of the evening hour
post live memes streaming the pimples bursting

dug and fracked by carpetbagging robber barons
pitted and polluted in this neo-nuclear nightmare
should we not be concerned about this Nineveh?

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.