Body trembling, tears falling
Hands clenched from the pain of my final task.
How glorious a moon lies in front of me —
A glimmering pearl amid a sea of eternal darkness.
From where the Doors of Death will emerge
Welcoming me with its cold embrace.
The red ink dances with the ripples
Disrupting the tranquil image.
Farewell, dear moon.
We will meet again in another realm.
Areebah Ozara Elham is a student of Class IX, Sunnydale School.