the water ripples and moves continuously
so there is always something to see
the stream flows in a direction
a direction that is meant to move
so there is always somewhere to go
the clouds ripple and flow
along with the stream
a lifelong passenger.
the sun has almost fallen
and I take a deep breath
as I watch the headlights flicker on
and the parking lot empty
the dragonfly passes
perhaps to find its place for the night
the biker rides onto the sidewalk
the street lamps turn on
the air finally cools
as the clouds grasp each other for warmth
the night approaches
and we all prepare.
About Rabiah Na’Allah
Rabiah Na’Allah and is a second-year student at the University of Iowa double majoring in Graphic Design and Cinema. She is from Peoria, Illinois, and the self-proclaimed middle child of three sisters. Rabiah is heavily involved in the University of Iowa Honors Program and serves as an Honors Outreach Ambassador and leader on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion council. She is involved in various organizations on campus including the Muslim Student Association, African Student Association and Student Advocates of Planned Parenthood. When she’s not working at school, you can find her doing photography, volunteering at a number of student productions through the Theater program, analyzing her favorite movies, or binge-watching Criminal Minds.