How Lucky Am I?

Written by Fartun Abdulle

You can tell when a new day is about to start

By how the clouds shuffle

Ever so slightly

Into position

Waiting for their cue to part

But it's only when the stage is set

just right, with hardly a trace left of last night 


That our star gives her nod, and

The colour show begins;


Strobes of light leaning in,


Into one another


Waiting for the moment 

They can reconcile


And I think, 

How lucky am I to witness their embrace?

Where the pinks bleed into reds

Where the yellows run into blues

Where the beginning greets the end


How lucky am I?

To brush up against the same winds 

That stir the heavens above me