Chase the Rainbow

It’s always been just outside my grasp, lingering over the horizon, taunting me. No matter how fast I ran, I could never catch it.

That all changed today. I approach the creature cautiously, my hands out in front of me. He hisses as I get closer, crouching over the treasure.

I speak slowly, “Is it true? Do I get the pot of gold?” I’m picturing the penthouse I can buy, overlooking Central Park.

The creature tosses a glistening tiara at me, “why be rich when you can be a princess?”
I laugh and place the crown upon my brow. It immediately sticks and the Leprechaun bows, “Welcome, Lady Luck.”


Photograph: Rainbow in Hand by Shannon Pifko