High up on a roof, away from everything,
My hair tossing around in the gentle breeze.
The golden rays of sunlight
Painting the horizon with colors so bright,
Reds, blues, yellows and white.
Clouds so out of reach, so soft and majestic,
Aimlessly drifting, over the land and waters beneath.
I face the sun, feeling all the noise in my head vanish.
I can close my eyes, the soft yet dazzling yellow engulfs me.
Like a warm embrace, I feel euphoric, weightless,
The celestial light, burning my skin,
Reminding me how to feel, ridding me of all sin.
And for a moment, it erases all memory
Of fear, desires and regrets.
Oh, how blissfully insignificant we are.
Our problems; a grain of sand in an endless desert
Like a drop in a never-ending ocean,
Alone with the clouds, all I hear is the deafening tranquility.
Catching this fleeting glimpse of heaven gives me hope
That maybe, in the end, we're not all doomed.
Maybe it will get better, that it isn't too hard to cope.
I know these thoughts are momentary,
Life so unforeseeable, confusing and scary
But sometimes, one needs to turn a blind eye,
In order to be happy.
Everything is so difficult in life, but in this moment,
It couldn't have been more easy.
Afsara Khan is a student of North South University.