I lay in utter darkness,
The light of the bathroom not reaching.
It never did.
I sit in the land of no rain,
where the sky is vacant of stars
and the only noise comes from within.
I stand pacing my room
and always in the cloudless night
it replaces my sleep.
I die in the sand,
my intestines twisted inside out.
I thought it would feel different.
Finally, I realize,
looking at the orange sky,
I live in the apocalypse.
by Kai Katyin, 15, John F. Kennedy School, Berlin, Germany