Horrorscopes for April 2014
by Zack Kouns
Aries (March 21-April 19) -
There you are. On a rural road they stopped building. Standing on a bridge, marveling at the red and yellow grain. You can hear running water but you don't have to see it. You can feel it in your body.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) -
Insects mating. Trampled grass. The child who died. You know their pain without having to bear it.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) -
How come we don't hold tight to it? A plane flying somewhere else. Pulling leaves from dying trees.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) -
Dog bit you when you were little. Fiddle music. Embers crawling toward the midnight sky.
Leo (July 23-August 22) -
Sister falls in love with a girl who sleeps in a building with a symbol of an alchemical sun on it. A cow stands outside in swampy water, eating lemon grass.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) -
A rabbit and a grouse scatter, terror in the grouse's eye. A girl rolls in the field. Bit by a corn adder. Poisoned.
Libra (September 23-October 23) -
Drops of God's sunlight in a canyon full of water. Sister's dress is wet. She cries softly and the lights come on in the house on the hill.
Scorpio (October 24-November 21) -
You lay in a barn with an Italian girl. Migrating birds. Voice, breath. Everything. Two dogs playfully chasing each other. Everything.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) -
Two dead bodies in a field. You find yourself in the ruins, chase yourself up a slope toward the sea. Embrace while the sea laps at your feet.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) -
Dog barking at the little boy who got burnt in the fire. A sidewalk after the rain. Father dishonored. Pulling alfalfa from the garden. Calling out.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) -
Your poor brother who died but can't die and mother's hands clasping yours by fire's ancient light. God. Dogwoods and locusts on a windy day. God.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) -
Sensuality. Barbed wire. Longing. Gravel in the twilight. Love. God.