Kateema Lee, Writer, and Educator

© 2016 Khalia D. Jackson

hard light

by definition

she is an absence

little cut-out girl

with no lucent

light   the window

withholds natural


as angle of view


blue-black form


a shadow’s silhouette

if removed would she

be missed   if kept

would she be missed


of the unnamed

if lit   named If

would she become

a focal figure

muddy contrast

origin fixed

First appeared in The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts

October 20, 2017