World Gone Crazy

by Yvona Fast


Headlines scream

            war, missiles,

                        fires, floods,

                                    mourners, martyrs …

            The world has gone crazy.

Outside,

            peaceful woods beckon.

On the horizon

            words call.

Reading, reaching,      grasping,

            I run towards sunset.

Shutting out politics

            I stare at a blank page.



Yvona Fast’s poems have appeared in magazines and anthologies. She’s the author of three poetry chapbooks, three nonfiction books, a weekly food column and numerous magazine and newspaper articles. Varada J.M is a 9th-grader based in Kerala’s Koyilandi, studying at Rani Public School, Vadakara. After hurriedly doing homework, Varada divides her time between practicing classical dance and watching horror films. She loves dogs but nobody at home wants one.

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