Horrorscopes for July 2014
by Zack Kouns
Aries (March 21-April 19) -
Mother washes the grass of her feet with a hose. Hair closely cropped. The veins of leaves. Ivy climbing up an abandoned home. Forgiveness.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) -
The child who nearly died in the fire pulls crabrass out of the ground and dirt scatters in the wind.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) -
You will hear the deafening, throbbing hearts of fetuses in wombs and see unknown ancient creatures in the forest.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) -
Life and more life. Dogwood and palmetto flowering. Water rushing toward the source, betraying the nameless Fount.
Leo (July 23-August 22) -
Baptized in the freezing waters of the river. A half moon lingers over a dormer window.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) -
You will be frightened by a deer in the vineyard. You will cry softly as your grandmother treats a wound in you that you didn't know you had.
Libra (September 23-October 23) -
A woman with braided hair cries, holds onto a wooden pillar to help her support the weight of her sorrow and turns abruptly to disappear into the forest. When you discover where she goes, you'll have found that hidden continent you've been searching for.
Scorpio (October 24-November 21) -
Run your hands over the bark of an elm tree and hear the new Kingdom of the Spirit whispering.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) -
I met that God once. He loved. Choir. I sail past it. Thought I was dreaming.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) -
Close your eyes and wander blindly through cat tails and serpents, overgrown fields. Move gracefully through rows of Kale and Collared Greens that are weakened by the assault of decay. Loss of wife. Loss of daughter. Ashes. Resurrection.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) -
Thousands of small fires in the distance as dusk withers. Those fires are civilization and we'd do best to extinguish them.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) -
Bluegill and Trout coalesce with our seed. Life from death. Translucent fins, green shoots of neverending life.