Amira Khanifah

The creaking sound of woods in the dock

Serenades you as you waltz thru every step

Forever in gratitude, heart forever locked

Gleam of hopes’ glaring in the deep

When the waves come and take you in

And I know I will miss your warm embrace

Yet I know you’re not sinking in

You’re just illuminating, finishing the race

Stranded in horizon with gratitude

From chrysalis metamorphose into a butterfly

Not afraid of solitude

Now you’re happy and the pain has gone away

in Memoriam Athirah Fajrina (June 5th 1991 — June 15th 2021)