– For Raphael –
“Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow.”
– James M. Barrie


From the union of sunshine and rain

comes the rainbow, a pure symbol of love.

A symbol of your magic.

You’re a witch, you’re a princess, you’re a queen,

with magic at your fingertips, magic in your crown,

magic in your rainbows.


Your black lips remind us of death,

a memento mori with every kiss.

But your hair and your eyes remind us of life,

what a gift that life is!

What a world we live in, a world alive with magic,

a world filled with rainbows!