Faith crisis poetry

Snagging Rainbows

  1. Hiding in plain sunlight while sifting through the sky,
  2. Looking for the rainbows as heaven has a cry.
  3. Snagging them with morals, ignoring all the pain;
  4. Pushing them through prisms to make them white again.
  5. There’s no coloured sunshine; we’re all offspring of God.
  6. Hospital for sinners, but you’re the one who’s flawed.
  7. Wash your clothes of crimson with mission and a ring
  8. Frying eggs while naked and pick a hymn to sing.
  9. Casting out your children and use them as a goat;
  10. It’s because we love them we overlook our mote.
  11. Prayer and scripture study will wash away your sins
  12. Off your flags and banners and shiny rainbow pins.

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By Kim Siever

I live in Lethbridge with my spouse and 5 of our 6 children. I’m a writer, focusing on political news, social issues, and the occasional poem. My politics are radically left. I recently finished writing a book debunking several capitalism myths. My newest book writing project is on the labour history of Lethbridge.

I’m also dichotomally Mormon. And I’m a functional vegetarian: I have a blog post about that somewhere around here. My pronouns are he/him, and I’m queer.

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