peel back the mask

once woke
or so it seemed
the pill an apple
all is a dream
the prince a pedo
epstein a meme
nothing to fear
enact the quarantine
build the tower
so God can see
forget the wall
forced vaccine
wi-fry to track
your chip 5G
watch what you say
speech is not free

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.