Sonnet for a Unicorn

by Sara Lelyveld

My sweet baby angel has baby hair

Baby angel has a golden cross lit

looking at the crystal pig and kind mare

The drowning unicorn comes from the waves in fits.     

My sweet baby angel has baby talk

Baby angel has a diamond shape scar

buried heart shaped next to the key and lock

On the nightstand, coal mined like blackened tar.                    

My sweet baby angel has baby blood

Baby angel has bed clothes so worn

Nightgown like a cow with pretty dirt cud         

The drowning unicorn sweetened with corn.  

This is the princess tarred with old coal- shoot her

So the glass horse symbolizes Buddha.