2021-04-19T12:47:50-07:00April 14th, 2021|Musings on life|

An unlikely spot for a rainbow

If it’s sunny
and you happen to be
in our bathroom
you will see the light
move through our window

and I looked it up
so I can tell you
that the window glass
slows down the sun’s rays
just enough to bend them
in exactly the right way
so that each of the colours
that were hidden inside the light
tilt at a slightly different angle
onto the bathroom floor

but the short version
is that if you need to pee at our house
on a sunny day
you very likely could do it
while standing on a rainbow

and the gift
of this cosmic mismatch
is so obvious
that I don’t have to look up
that part at all.

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