Red

by belinda
rainbow

 

Red for blood that hums with infection

Orange for fruit, to build our defences

Yellow is fear – oozing from our screens.

 

Green for the fields we can no longer run in

Blue for the ocean’s wet embrace, now beyond our reach

Pink is for wounds. So many that weep

Purple? A heart for courage, perhaps.

 

We don’t know when this will end, we only know that this is shared.

That we are one somehow.

 

A trick of the light.

A curve of colour.

A cosmic coincidence.

 

It was always fragile.

We just forgot that it was.

 

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2 comments

Caley March 26, 2020 - 8:08 am

Always so beautiful. Thank you B x

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SARAH March 28, 2020 - 6:53 am

What a beautiful analogy. The headmaster at The Ridge did his Friday assembly yesterday on a rainbow. I’ll send you the link so you can have a listen. Very child and parent focused. I think we need to find any silver lining we can at the moment. Love and Strength to you guys xx

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