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!


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

double rainbow

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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  1. chevvy8 June 26, 2016 / 6:08 am

    That’s it my dear! sometimes you have to stop what you are doing and capture, breathe and experience the moment, it may never come again😀

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  2. Tippy Gnu June 26, 2016 / 7:40 am

    Nice shot. I hope you came up with a colorful excuse for being late to work.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. kutchie Kender June 26, 2016 / 10:38 pm

    Timely and beautiful. Isn’t it fun just to sit and watch–no matter the view! Ursula


  4. L. T. Garvin, Author June 27, 2016 / 12:39 pm

    What a beautiful and fitting tribute it is…well worth being a bit late for work.


  5. K E Garland June 29, 2016 / 6:32 pm

    This is very nice and appropos (is that the right word)? Either way, I enjoyed this post.

    Liked by 1 person

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