Even when exhausted, 

dripping wet

& glued to the screen,

maintaining easy breathing—

I wear lavender,

hot pink & navy blue,

& I smile at every drag queen

on the TV screen,

as the supporters march 

onward in NYC.

My heart is with everyone 

who’s come out,

who’s not afraid to be 

who they are, 

& those still not sure,

& those protecting themselves,

& those tempted by flesh,

& those afraid of the world,

& those who thinks about their freedoms 

& those consumed by family.

This is never a quiet day,

no matter how it is celebrated 

or used—

show us the rainbows

before the rain comes!