Written by: Naoreen Kabir – Grade 12
Let us eat the sweet marshmallows
That dot the ocean above our heads
Nibble on the little specs of sun
That sparkle in the air
Like sugar on a cookie
If you and I look at the sky
With expert timing
Would our eyes exchange
A cotton candy smile?
Could I say it was your face I saw
Sprinkled in the sand, or
Reflected in the water?
Was it your voice that sang softly
Amid the chaotic cacophony
Your lullaby that lulled me by
And put my worries to sleep?
If I could reach my hand up to the stars
Touch them just once
I would shine with such vibrancy that I
Sprawled out on your bed
Like an aged dream,
And light up
Your cotton candy smile
A poem I once wrote for my childhood best friend.