I run into an open sky.
I watch the sunset
and within the orange and pink horizon
I see me.
I see myself at just 5 years old
walking into a new surrounding.
I see my teacher anxiously awaiting
her new batch of students.
I smile because I'm happy to get an education.
I look to the sand and I see my mom.
The one who picked me up at the end of the day.
I see her long hair and smooth skin.
I want to look like her
I want to be like her.
I smile because I'm blessed to have her.
I look at the cloud blocking the sun
and I see my dad who left when I was so young.
I see myself anxious for his call.
and at just 12 years old I realized it wasn't coming.
I smile because I'm blessed to have met him.
I look at my whole environment.
I glance at the rays which outline my face.
I see god within this all.
and I walk away smiling
with the sun on my back,
and sand inbetween my toes.