“A powerful poem that experiments with format and language. It makes you reflect on the mark we all leave on the world, and how much we can control that.” – Marianna Spring, Disinformation and Social Media Correspondent at the BBC and Orwell Youth Prize judge 2023
A tyrant xanthous devil crawls onto the dry sky,
as it gently suffocates the farmland.
Its stream pierces into my left eye,
As my lungs withstand – with their last strand.
Ellie Lee is a junior runner up in the Orwell Youth Prize 2023