Withered Rainbow

Photo Credit: Jordane Mathieu on Unsplash

Purple drips at the edge of the rainbow
into the fluid cloud that spread around
after the drenching morning rain

Earlier, the cracks the lightening left
across the open sky cut so deeply
the hills fled and high walls caved

the once sharp rainbow
begun to collapse into thin sheets
the lightening cracks left behind

Sango walks behind these thin cracked sheets
with his double-headed axe and fire in his eyes
dancing nakedly upon the grave

of the just withered purple dripping rainbow
like the wavering thought of a young man
without a rainbow around his maidens throne


Copyright © 2019 Olutomi Akinsanya


11 thoughts on “Withered Rainbow

  1. I enjoyed reading your poem. The images were wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks for reading Bigskybuckeye and for your kind words.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Outstanding imagery. Wow!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks for taking time to read and appreciating it Eugenia

      Like

  3. You created a very vivid picture!

    Like

    1. Thanks L. Stevens for taking time to read

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Masterfully woven words!

    Like

    1. Thanks Elizabeth for your kind words

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close