For Pride Month I’m sharing some poetry reflecting on the symbolism behind the rainbow flag ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
Why a rainbow?
What makes it ours?
What do the colours represent?
But the flag is an imperfect model
A rainbow is not discrete
Not 6 distinct colours
But an infinite spectrum
Stretching from one edge to the other
Within that there is endless room
Space for each of us to find our place
Labels and boundaries are arbitrary
As one colour blend into the next
And what we see is only the start
Stretching beyond the visible
Incomprehensible to untrained eyes
The rainbow contains so much more
Not 6 colours
But infinite shades
Both visible and invisible
And perhaps a space home for all