Shine and Scene, Just Ornamental by Kris Hiles


Shine and Scene, Just Ornamental


The fair was filled

with strings of patio lights,

a warm glow, you can see

in the pictures. Your glow is there

too, still,

but the camera wanted

a different focus. I'm in

the background,

strings of cotton candy

between my lips

and the lens I might use

to see the future. In the background,

across the depth of field,

just bokeh

in your life, in the background

still making you look beautiful

in a moment preserved

only now in pixels

and blue light.




Kris Hiles is an autistic lesbian creative who lives in a blue house with her plants and vinyl records. She enjoys polishing stones and the smell of archives. You can find her on Twitter @KrisHiles.