Paper garlands of
heartfelt words, berries, cream, and
cake I made from scratch;
Cleaning up messes
that were not mine was never
enough to soothe you.
Copyright © 2018, Sheyorah Aossi
Author’s note: I wrote this as an epilogue to my poem Weekdays.
Art: from the 15th century Hunt for the Unicorn Tapestries that came out of the Netherlands and are now displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. This piece is often referred to as “The Unicorn in Captivity.”