Poems of the Week

Rainbow Disconnect

by Jesse Anna Bornemann

Wisconsin school bans [the song ‘Rainbowland’] from class concert…
Parents in the district say the decision was made because the song encourages LGBTQ acceptance
and references rainbows. . . . Administrators also initially banned the song ‘Rainbow Connection’
from The Muppets but later reversed that decision…”


Are rainbows risky? It depends.
We need to view them from both ends.
Some say their colors captivate
And praise them for disarming hate.
But others turn away in dread—
It’s easier just seeing red.