Oregon coast rainbow birthing

Clouded dusk, sun on the go,
I look up from waves to see

an unexpected rainbow
inside another -- mirrored golds

purples, forest greens
reaching up from underneath.

I cease to breathe,
hope to see yet one more,

emerging tiny, mostly pink,
nuzzling for a bit of sky

before, like shrouded sun,
vanishing into hungry night.

Timothy Pilgrim