She was the shade,
she was the shadow,
she harvested the twilight and the sunrise.
She was half light,
existing in a place that was and never was.
She wrote upon luminescence,
the night sky her instrument,
reveling in the beauty between black and white.
She wore a cloak of mystery,
held blinding truth,
a silhouette formed in sunlight and starlight.
April 2018, July 2020 Christina Anne Hawthorne
*Vistanna is Vistanna Martavien, a character in Stealing Light, a novel I’m currently editing.