black crow n

I told a story that was funny and cruel
   words pulling each other further out over
the comic distortions are tragic in the flesh
 - images made real for you
      by this magic

the hunchback hitching into town
finds a unicorn lying down in the long grass
     its eye rolling
he approaches slowly
hears my words rushing by like traffic

he holds the creature
where the truck
     broke it
and for the first time
feels a real fear for this planet