the end of the rainbow

The End of the Rainbow


she looks up through the mask

reaches past the pills and needles

towards her final performance

a song of seduction and no refrain

she smiles at the rainbow outside

through the window sealed shut

knowing she doesn’t have long now

she waits for the beeping to still

he crawls towards his new life

as his chair creeps sideways

and pulls it back to drag

his weighted legs in

knowing it was always his choice

to slow on the curves or not

but that day he’d been racing

as anger whipped the wind in his hair

chasing the very same rainbow

she longed to touch just once

yet neither knew the other

in this empty moment hence

but both withered away in time

wasting life on a pot of gold

neither could grasp or lacked

to be truly happy