ABC Wednesday offers U as the prompt.
Unicorns appealed to me when I was a child and not much has changed. This little guy was wasting away on a Goodwill shelf several decades back when I latched on to him for use as a water channeler in a summertime desktop fountain. A little slow this year, I haven't rebuilt one but the time is close.
Wikipedia has this to say: Marianna Mayer has observed (The Unicorn and the Lake), "The unicorn is the only fabulous beast that does not seem to have been conceived out of human fears. In even the earliest references he is fierce yet good, selfless yet solitary, but always mysteriously beautiful. He could be captured only by unfair means, and his single horn was said to neutralize poison."
What's not to like about unicorns?
My poetry books North of Summer and South of Winter are now available at Amazon and, as always, available from my LuluBookstore in print or as download.