I look out the window and everything is white.
White and bright everywhere.
Is that what people call snow?
I am amazed at what I see.
I’ve lived all my life in Riyadh
where there is sun all year round
except for a few and rare rainy days.
Oh my! It’s snowing!
I used to see the snow only in movies.
Now, I’m here inside that movie.
Snowflakes are falling from the sky
like shiny stars
in a big, white blanket that covers the whole ground.
I can’t feel my hands.
Soft and wet, unlike what I imagined.
I grab a bunch of that glowing sand,
Keep it inside my bag.
I want to keep it as long as I can.
After I get home,
It is too late.
It has gone
without a trace.
That reminds me of our love once.
Just like the melted snow,
it faded away as if it never existed.