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Pink unicorn: micro-fic

Image by Paweł Czerwiński from Unsplash

The apartment is stifling. No a/c. It is one of the hottest days of a heatwave. Too hot to think. He’s not home at least. You need a few things. You have to leave the little old bright green-eyed grey cat, whom everyone mistakes for a kitten, for now. Only […]

Pink unicorn: micro-fic

© Niliema Karkhanis

Pink unicorn: micro-fic

 Image by Paweł Czerwiński from Unsplash

The apartment is stifling. No a/c. It is one of the hottest days of a heatwave. Too hot to think. He’s not home at least. You need a few things. You have to leave the little old bright green-eyed grey cat, whom everyone mistakes for a kitten, for now. Only for now.

That’s all you’ll think about for days. Knowing she’s missing you & scared. Easier to worry about the cat than yourself right now.

You pack some clothes, some sketchbooks & a pink unicorn stuffed animal.

This is the last time you’ll see the inside of this place. You are leaving for good.

In a hurry, you look back around only to wave to the cat, neither of you wanting to meet eyes; as you hold the soft unicorn close to your heart & run down the long flight of stairs. You’ll be back for her. She knows. You know.

You exit & breathe the hot heavy air. Your bus will arrive soon at the corner. You make your way.

© Niliema Karkhanis

An evening of things

Photo by Greg Jeanneau from Unsplash

At dusk

Thoughts in mind

A trillion

Little things

Are more

Than

One big thing

Don’t they understand?

The unmakers

Of things?

Wrapping themselves

Up with their versions

Of things

We all know though

You can’t forever

Hide from things

Dear gentle unicorn

Oh happy centaur

There is another way

The remakers

Have spoken

An evening

Of things

Stars

All will be

Remade

All of it

& stars are more

Than we make of them

Retaking pictures

Mineral angles

Reflecting things

Shining clear

Star

You are perfect

Imperfection

In the after

We will live

In the eyes

Of a trillion

Things

More stars

Fire

For

Almost

Ever

Far

& near

Near

& far

In comparison

© Niliema Karkhanis