Wide-eyed and Innocent..
I always knew you were a real unicorn
living inside an ordinary human being,
waiting for just the right moment to reveal
and show the world what I knew you to be.
I’ve seen everyone and everywhere around me
disbelieve what their eyes can’t touch or see,
turn blind and cynical when they turn nine
because their child’s eyes have gone to sleep.
I have somehow kept mine wide-eyed and innocent
considered gullible, easily duped and deceived,
But I would never change my sight for any other
I can see beauty in almost absolutely everything.
Even the dark slush makes its art anywhere I go.
I usually keep it to myself, as no one wants to know.
The molded shades of black and grey excite my soul
when it covers the curbs and drains in liquid melting snow.
So when you threw off your suit and tie, at that party
and where you parted your hair a horn started to grow
I didn’t think twice to jump on your back and ride you like that
now all could see, what I always saw, but they could never know.
March 7, 2022