A Moment In History; A Favorite
By Suhaylah Sirajul-Islam
It’s the little moments that count. This poem is about one of my favorite moments in my history.
knee deep wading in the water. September 22nd, 2018. do you remember? laughter and cloudy bright blue skies our wind strewn hijabs matching the mess of our salt water soaked maxi dresses— it’s bliss. our faces are flushed with happiness bodies shivering, both cold and warm as the sunlight hits the water, wet sand curling beneath our toes you are a stranger to me. my friends decide to go farther. they scream as the waves push them back and i topple do you remember? how my hands dropped the bunched up skirt as i fell my wrist burns. “Woah, I got you.” you say, and i’m left staggering onto you.
Suhaylah Sirajul-Islam is a third-year high school student and aspiring video game designer. He is an award-winning photographer and poet, traditional artist, animator, graphic designer and steampunk fiction writer. In their free time, they like to daydream about having a pet cat and procrastinate on their school assignments. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her two siblings and parents.