Horrorscopes for February 2014
by Zack Kouns
Aries (March 21-April 19) Father knelt in the road and sobbed softly, ashamed to weep. I ran my hands through his hair while an airport beacon whooshed in the background.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) We face one another at the ends of a long table. We eat stones and islands and our pain. A forest of oak and elm trees in an early morning fog.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) God moving over the face of the water, dandelions and burdocks drying on a windowsill.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) You and your brother sit in an overgrown field when it's raining. Mother calls you home and you walk through an overflowing stream while a horse gallops at full speed in the cornfield.
Leo (July 23-August 22) Do you see the troubled water, the sediment clouding your view as you swim toward the source? Brother says “Find Me” and you wonder how we bear our losses.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) Flocks of birds and mother in an evergreen forest at day's end. Brown pine needles are her bed.
Libra (September 23-October 23) Sparrows and wrens. Mother and father embrace in the green grass. You are in a white robe and you swim toward the deep blue summer sky.
Scorpio (October 24-November 21) Mother grabs you by the arms and swings you round and you see trees in lovely bloom. Grandfather teaches you bird calls in the forest.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) A dying birch in the driveway. Rain collects in puddles and mirrors an overcast winter sky.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) I crouch to observe the mystery of a newborn child whose hands are translucent as we plant the great tree whose roots extend to unknown places.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) You wear a rabbit mask. Mother shows you where God lives. A dog eats a grasshopper. Brother accidentally kills a kitten. God forgives brother.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) Valerie pulls her hair back. She sits at a wooden desk. She walks toward her home on a white asphalt road lined with sycamore trees in the failing light. A steeple.