Chasing Rainbows

Daniel McDonagh

We are chasing rainbows

and catching dreams,

hurdling the unfortunate

who sleep on our streets,


as our concrete pathway

is a washed with fear.

Christ will climb down from his cross

to cleanse faces, drowning in tears.


We are parking the dead

into a single file,

building a bonfire,

stacking a pyre.


With rainbows stolen

and hope all but vanished,

souls are being delivered

in a brown paper package.


There is not enough ground

to bury the dead,

every footprint is reserved

to build a monument instead


to carve out on stone and brick

and on an ocean of glass,

a façade of falseness

that for decades will last.

  • Author: Daniel McDonagh (Offline Offline)
  • Published: April 2nd, 2024 14:15
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