A Little Split of Rainbow

It was a little split of rainbow

That peeked from behind the clouds

Where was the rest of the rainbow?

Where was that giant arc?

Legs bowed across the sky

Feet straddling shiny pots of gold

 

That rainbow, I am taught,

Is nothing but

Reflection, refraction and dispersion

of light in water drops

 

It was just a little split of rainbow

That gave promise nonetheless

That God would not

Destroy the earth with flood

Again

The rainbow is his covenant with man

Or

Is the rainbow merely

Reflection, refraction and dispersion

of light in water drops?

 

Maybe I glimpsed a mighty angel’s

radiant rainbow crown

Did an angel watch from beyond the clouds?

Wielding fiery sword?

Fighting for my soul?

 

Or

Was the rainbow only

Reflection, refraction and dispersion

of light in water drops?

And nothing more

 

Maybe it was just a split of rainbow

Sent to blink a spectrum of light

Red, orange, yellow, green

Blue, Indigo, and violet

 

Or

Did the little split of rainbow

Sneak through to wink at me?

A miracle?

A gift from God?

I believe

Indeed!

 

David Madrid

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