I am born with the stars, but I have always been. From a shadow world and through a smoky veil, I emerge, a shimmering spirit. A bang, a flash, and the universe expands, pitch-black, but filigreed with radiance. I skim the waves of space and time and dance to the humming music of the cosmos. Wherever I go, I leave a glow, light in the darkness. I travel in loops and streams, in and out of umbras, always and forever. See me, that flicker in the night sky–there and gone.
star spirit shimmers
darting, dancing joyfully
gilding the darkness
circling round suns, moons, and stars,
constant, timeless, eternal
This haibun is for Colleen Chesebro’s weekly poetry challenge. The prompt words were smoke and veil.