baking our brains

submerged begins rising
in a mirror of fire
the sea casting stones
up higher and higher

no blending the colors
all coated in crimson
as smoke boils among
this pyre we swim in

the experiment is over
the dream is now dead
the ministry of truth
now lives in our heads

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.