The Unicorn

I have seen one.

Let me try to describe

what I saw.

I saw white and gold

and it came to me

amid a dream of color.

All else appeared

ruddy, but the unicorn

stood pristine and

shy within the legend

of its own making.

When I looked again

it had gone, but remains

within my memory

a talisman of fortune

and futurity.

There it is. I see

it now, running wildly

free yet beckoning

me to follow.