rainbow pride flag, gilbert baker, 1978
pink: for our bodies, for our open mouths
professing love, and sweetness, and fireflies.
red: for our hearts, for oxygen, for the way we
wake up, soothe nosebleeds, the way we put on
lipstick, the way we hide and live despite it.
orange: for peeling citrus, vitamin C, for the
scabs and the inside hurt, cleansing with love.
yellow: sunlight, the color of his shirt, the color
of happy, heaven, maybe, how it feels to be a
part of something bigger than us, how it feels to
be in love.
green: wind chimes, sun through leaf curtains.
turquoise: a splash of paint.
indigo: the way we hold hands, the way we’re
afraid but we do it anyway.
violet: resilience. we are a wave, we are a forest,
burnt but growing.
better - we are the brushfire