nimbus (n.) by Jackie Yang

i’m sorry to be crude, but the definition of nimbus is a bright cloud
surrounding a divine or sacred person. compare to aureole, a
celestial crown as worn by victors over the flesh. i think you know
where i’m going next. in the halo around us, there is water falling
and a cool mist as in the vapor of “nebula.” see the feminine
diminutive of aureus, “golden.” see the diadem, aureole worn
by a confessor.


Jackie Yang is an emerging poet living in New York. Her favorite subjects to write about are family, the natural world, and outer space. When she isn’t working, her hobbies include knitting, gardening, and getting lost in public spaces.