Sandy Feet

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.

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