Horrorscopes for June 2017
by Zack Kouns
Aries (March 21-April 19) -
A golden finch hatches and blindly fumbles toward the muddy exposed roots of a dying elm tree whose decaying wood hid the unvarying brightness of the egg she emerged from. Life. More Sacred than we can express, forever clawing toward renewal and rebirth.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) -
Sometimes the sound of fluttering wings barely heard off somewhere in the distance is all it takes to startle us and make us hide in the tall prairie grass until night and the full moon darkened allows us to stare lovingly at what may destroy us or What fondly desires our endlessness.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) -
In a bathtub, slowly caressing your hair that splays in the overwarm water. Midday sunlight pours through the small, thick mirrored panes of your window and resting gently on your back in transcending, prismic waves. Desire, the water rushing boundlessly over rocks lodged in a stream after a heavy rain.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) -
A fire on a steeply sloping grassy meadow with the leaves of an exotic, unnamed tree leaning forward to bathe in the smoke. Are you the tree, the fire or the meadow?
Leo (July 23-August 22) -
Quivering lips, tongue wavering to speak the words youíve longed to hear. Birds of prey circle. Nothing comes to pull us from their sharp beaks that tear, because it isnít us that they devour.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) -
Dipping the thriving fronds of burdock that you pulled from the yielding earth into the brown stagnant water and letting it cool your fever. Clasping the water into your trembling hands and gently letting it fall from your palms on the reaching light green veins of a thistle that has just risen toward the overcast sky. All is all is all is all
Libra (September 23-October 23) -
Weave together a casket of oak bark, place Him: gutshot and bleeding out, on the smoothest edges. Soak it all in your last ration of homemade wine, set it on fire and let it drift out onto a lake whose end you canít fathom. Everything we truly leave returns to us.
Scorpio (October 24-November 21) -
I saw my children. They were in a forest. Deer blood was on their cheek and hands. Hiding nothing, all things innocently loving them.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) -
Up there in the mountains where God rises from. Shot through the left knee. Insects in your wound. Donít go back to camp. Donít go to sleep. In the morning before anyone wakes up, the Miracle crawls from the barren earth and needs a witness.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) -
Indistinguishable from a towering oak tree, from sharp grains of wet sand, from the bleached white bones of a squirrel resting in a hemlock grove, from a coal scorched and dusty in a cooling fire, from the large scattered petals of a wild rose, from cress shivering in a winter stream, from dandelion leaves bursting from cement, from God.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) -
Pull the quail feather from your thinning hair. One longing hand across the small of your back. A world so pure that love finds its truest home.†
Pisces (February 19-March 20) -
Tell me where it is that You live. Birds no longer migrating, because they are Home. Given. Treeline extending beyond the shore, out into those deepest muddy waters.