I’ve heard that rainbows are actually rings (if you could see the whole thing) and that spotting a double rainbow is quite rare. I didn’t write this poem with gay marriage in mind, but it seems to fit here: a double rainbow, two rings, a once in a lifetime event… And what better day to share it than the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex unions in all fifty states? Congrats to everyone who tied the knot after this long and arduous fight for equal rights. A toast to the bride and bride (or the groom and groom): May you all enjoy the blessings of a long and happy life together. Hear, hear!
ONCE IN A LIFETIME
I glanced up from behind the wheel, high into the sky,
and before me blazed a miracle, a spectrum of serendipity
A vibrant arc stretched from one horizon to the other;
behind it glimmered the tenuous energy of a struggling twin
I parked recklessly on the berm of a dangerous curve,
aligned the shot and snapped, capturing it with my iPhone
The memory thus immortalized, I was free to move on,
but instead, I stayed and watched until the faint bow faded
And the bright one dimmed and vanished into the cloudless
blue-gray sky, without a pang of regret for being late to work.
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