Poems of the Week

License to Thrill

by Steven Kent

“Diet of rainbows and sunlight: California girl given first-ever unicorn license”
The Guardian

Miss Madeline, we do insist
Before we put you on our list
That, if one ever should be born,
You’ll love and raise this unicorn.

You’ll teach it what it needs to know,
You’ll feed it what it needs to grow,
And—please forgive our breach of taste—
You’ll clean up all its rainbow waste.