Horrorscopes for August 2014
by Zack Kouns
Aries (March 21-April 19) -
Love, come out to me in the deep dark ocean. Running into a burning house where everyone is saved.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) -
Wolves eating our bodies. Us. One throbbing organism.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) -
Silhouettes, your true guide. Yellow and green leaves, your true distance.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) -
Rocks, cirrus clouds, tongue in your mouth, all those dead people.
Leo (July 23-August 22) -
A naked child howling with pain and a tree on fire. Fog. What root? What seed did we spring from?
Virgo (August 23-September 22) -
Those birds who devour your earthly body raw are you, also.
Libra (September 23-October 23) -
A solider dies in the fronds gasping for breath. The world that doesn't end.
Scorpio (October 24-November 21) -
Deserts escape their seed and flower white and blue like Asters and Chicory, extending to far off lands where crops ought to be endlessly climbing to God's white, halcyonic heaven.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) -
The Syrian girl calls you close and says: "There was a feast here many years ago. I saw Man as he was and Woman in her essence. We ate until we slumbered and woke to celebrate again. Something hides from us. Terrace overlooking a sea that doesn't end. Bodies shivering with ecstasy. Thousands of those moons inside your throat."
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) -
Alligator slithering on his belly and slowly sinking below miasmic water in the darkness of early morning. Alligator, your meanness, the water your unknowing.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) -
Black children swimming in the bluest water that God ever dreamed. The children, your innocence, the water your wonder.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) -
A red winged blackbird names our endlessness off in the distance with a song that a hidden Hand wrote for her: "Embrace me, Life that doesn't end and Love that doesn't wither."