In early September,
Mona and I were enjoying some brunch
Just like friends in the USA do
Suddenly I felt like something was wrong
I felt like that the whole had stopped
I knew that something disastrous had occurred
I could feel it
Suddenly, my new Nokia rang
It was Ard
Did you hear what happened?
My head was spinning, I did not know what was happening
I saw the same look on Mona’s face
Some terrorist took down the Twin Towers
It was Ard
My face immediately became as large as dinner plates
I could not believe it!
The tallest building in the world
What would people think
When they see an immigrant like me
Who in their opinion
May look like a terrorist?
I gave myself a reassuring smile
I should know not to digress like that
I have been through so much
And an attack
Will not prevent me
From being a successful person
I know that whenever I am faced with change
I should not panic
I should embrace it!
Some context: What do you remember the most about the year you came to the US? Can’t beat 9/11, can I? I was lunching with my friend and Da had called.