Blame it on the Rainbow

You’re out for
a walk every day
buttoned from
throat to knees
the hood pulled over your head

You’re untouched
by the Sun and rains
You’re sheltered
You’re secure
Nothing can hurt your soft pith

But one day
one beautiful day
a strange rain
flecked your coat
You didn’t care, you were careless

You got home
You hung your wet coat
on a hook
and you missed
shimmering rainbow spatters
on your heavy sheath

Next morning
you put on your coat
buttoned from
throat to knees
and went out into the street

A few steps…
and… what the devil?
You felt how
the Sun heats
your back… Something strange happened
with your heavy sheath

You’re so scared
You run to your home
You should clean
You should wash
You can’t let the Sun disturb
your soft pith again

You can’t sleep
You have a nightmare
how you walk
stark naked
and the most horrible thing
that you feel happy

Next morning
you put on your coat
buttoned from
throat to knees
Oh, poor Man-in-Heavy-Sheath…
can’t you believe? Still?

you pace the small room
you don’t sleep
You must forget this feeling
You must recall it

You’re drained by
fright and exhaustion
You’re ready
to end this
You run through an open door
like a suicide

You come round
naked on the road
You feel how
the Sun strokes…
and the most horrible thing…
Hey! Say it out loud!

…I sit here
happy and guilty
Should I say
“I’m sorry”
for spattering you with love,

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45 thoughts on “Blame it on the Rainbow

    • Thank you so much, Aquileana, my lovely girl ❤
      I'm so, so sorry for my belated reply!
      Please, take good care and have a big week ahead!

      Always with love and admiration,
      your Tati

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    • Thank you ❤
      You always know how to make my heart swells with joy… it's a really special poem for me and I'm very happy that my efforts didn't stay imperceptible for my precious readers. My stats says that this post is my top-post now…
      OMG… I'M HAPPY!

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  1. Love and happiness sure do creep up on us from time to time. This is good, but can also leave us feeling a little disoriented too. It’s all part of the big old mess that is life I guess! (Wonderful writing as always, Tati.)

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    • Awww… thank you, Tony ❤
      I'm completely disoriented by your amazing comment!
      Yes… life… the big old mess… but sometimes even the mess can be a piece of art and beauty, can't it?

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