Limping through Shangri-La

My unicorn threw a shoe
and sent me sailing headlong
through a gentle mist

of sun rays and birdsong
until I slammed against the stony edge
of a lovely double rainbow, colorful

as the butterfly I crushed while sliding
feet first all the way down the glorious arch
into a pot of molten gold.


About the Poet:
Danny Earl Simmons is an Oregonian and a proud graduate of Corvallis High School. He is a friend of the Linn-Benton Community College Poetry Club and currently serves on its Poetry Advisory Committee. His poems have appeared in a variety of journals such as The Pedestal Magazine, Little Patuxent Review, IthacaLit, San Pedro River Review, and Off the Coast where he now assists as a member of the editorial staff.


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Photo from DesertRoseTree7.