Uniform for a unicorn

A well-bred unicorn must go to school to the school for unicorns in the forest far from home where the foundlings live delivered by the angels. She must have a uniform from the unicorns’ uniform

A well-bred unicorn must go to school
to the school for unicorns
in the forest far from home
where the foundlings live
delivered by the angels.
She must have a uniform
from the unicorns’ uniform shop
in the shady dell by the stream
where spirits congregate at night
and elves sit on leaves
to sew her school clothes
so that she will look like all the other unicorns.

Clair Chilvers was a cancer scientist. She divides her time between writing and running the charity Mental Health Research UK. She lives in Gloucestershire, UK. She has had poems published in Agenda, Allegro, Amaryllis, Artemis, Atrium, Ekphrastic Review, Impspired, Ink Sweat and Tears, Sarasvati.