In Response to a Question 
By Özge Lena

What am I doing? Really?

Do you want the boring answer

Or the naked truth?

 

The truth is my country is burning.

The truth is we lost our forests.

The truth is the government is doing nothing.

The truth is we are all alone.

The truth is my people are homeless now.

The truth is the flames are in the thermal plant.

The truth is we don’t have any fire planes.

The truth is lots of animals died.

The truth is I am listening to the wild

Screams of the burning animals.

 

The truth is I am searching the truth

Among the fake news.

The truth is I am writing poems

In a burning world.

 

The truth is I am burning.