Holding onto a promise

after three days of rain, both

gentle and flooding,

the sun unclouded

a sudden patch of blue

that I desperately tried to hold onto

despite the thunder

long enough

to run from the front of the house

to the back door

where one perfect rainbow

graced the dripping sky, arching

above three houses,

high and promising


but as I attempted to capture the event

with new technology,

the colors faded and disappeared,

much to my disappointment.