Rainbow

First published in Moongarlic #4, May 2015, page 5.


banana skin
in the trash bag
my lost button


stop signs
in the back of a pickup—
the lurch when the light changes


not seeing the green wheat
till that one
red barn


impatient schoolkids—
pink tulips sway to a different rhythm
than the red ones


squeezing orange peels
by the candle flame—
sparks of smell


orange sky—
the clouds seem to be fading
movie-black


the black-and-white movie
reaches a climax—
slurp of soda