The Lonely and the Bright

I introduced myself to happy
the way that the morning
introduces itself to the sky;
there was no hand-shaking,
no card-exchanging,
just the silent observation that there was something
so equally beautiful
about both the lonely and the bright,

in the same way,
I suppose,
that you can spell
sacred and scared
with the same letters.

—Rayne Affonso


BIO: Rayne Affonso is fifteen and from Trinidad and Tobago. She spends her time with her head in lots of books and is currently in two committed relationships with both Chinese food and Pinterest.