Friends and strangers make finger-figures
at each other on a screen between,
and call it social media.
And a bigger screen, the biggest escape.
Release! Ventilator for lonely hearts,
singing songs to hide their screams.
The art of make-belief is
the make-belief of Art.
Shreekumar Varma: He is a poet, novelist, and playwright
residing in Chennai, India. He is a full-time writer. He has
contributed to various anthologies. He has received the R.
K. Narayan Award for Creative Writing.