"dazzle gradually"

"Dazzle Gradually" 2016 poems, paintings, new art & photography--a diary, a discipline, a delight. Read over my shoulder as I post my unedited poetry ---you can see it in the raw.


Polly Alice

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Unicorn

Sometimes it's like we've killed a unicorn--
I push the stroller up the root-knocked sidewalk the neighbors grumble to their dogs and look away
I slouch in the corner booth with the steak menu over my head so they won't recognize me
the mailbox is always empty though it goes out full at least once a month
my messages fly into space every day, but there's a force field which makes them invisible

Sometimes it's like we've killed a unicorn--
the house goes ablaze and everyone watches it go down, who comes to see it back up?
a pantry party is thrown for those with food, while we have ketchup
the grass grows weeds and mushy crops, where is all the fruit?

Sometimes it's like we've killed a unicorn
and we're just asking for a chance
to prove we're pure in heart.

Sometimes it's like we've killed a unicorn
and we're just want to prove
we've been innocent from the start.

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