Day 5: Our Spired Unicorn

Our Spired Unicorn

is a place of worship.
A moveable feast beast.

Offer it fruits and flowers
at harvest, Easter and Christmas.

Baptise bairns, get married,
celebrate the dead in its presence.

Pray before its hooves and flanks,
comb its hair, feed it oats.

Don’t try to ride it, or steal its horn.
It is sacred and full of light.

Go where it goes, a disciple.
Some may say you believe in a myth.

Your faith keeps it alive. You
know it as a companion, a friend.

Though it has a life of its own
is nothing but itself.

behind our eyes we are all
mythical beasts to others

Bio: Paul Brookes is a shop asst. His chapbooks include The Headpoke and Firewedding (Alien Buddha Press, 2017),  She Needs That Edge (Nixes Mate Press, 2017 2018) The Spermbot Blues (OpPRESS, 2017), Please Take Change (, 2018), As Folk Over Yonder ( Afterworld Books, 2019). Forthcoming: “Our Ghost’s Holiday” He is a contributing writer of Literati Magazine and Editor of Wombwell Rainbow Interviews. Recently had work broadcast on BBC Radio 3 The Verb.

I’m so happy to have Paul here. He is so generous to other poets, offering space on his blog and his in-depth interviews. Definitely worth investing in a stocking-filler here!



12 thoughts on “Day 5: Our Spired Unicorn

  1. Pingback: Delighted to be part of Sarah Connor’s amazing poetry advent calendar. I am day five in amidst the riches of others. I have recorded a version below. Thankyou Sarah. | The Wombwell Rainbow

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