Horrorscopes for May 2015
by Zack Kouns
Aries (March 21-April 19) -
Migrating birds calling in the early morning, their shadows gathering across a meadow whose vibrant life is calling the restful gold and crimson of the deathful rebirth of matter into their sinews and veins. They fly toward that distant shore to bring comfort to a mute beast bent over from its own weight. What do you think it's carrying and are you shouldering the weight as well? What revelation, what final surgery will be necessary to loosen the straps and dump your luggage into the ever renewing sea that will receive and perfectly distribute it to everything that is alive?
Taurus (April 20-May 20) -
Two dark skinned fellows in deep red robes that shiver in the wind are off in the distance. Cypress trees holding on to their leaves. Burnt yellow grass whose dying gives it new language. Speaks in storms and herds of swift, graceful animals.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) -
Insects huddling between the lines a saw makes on a tree that yields and tumbles. Who are you them? Relation. Family. Splinters.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) -
A human face with burnt orange blooming around the eyes and the cerulean blue of the sea crashing around the throat. Coals.
Leo (July 23-August 22) -
Dirt path, thousands of miles across coursing through grooved, mountainous desert. As you walk the trail, countless spiny metallic stalks of grain grass bloom and the morning sky turns pitch black at once.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) -
Child in the sacred wood. Panting. Leaves shaped like desire making tongues and ribs and eyes and drooping lips.
Libra (September 23-October 23) -
Sandstone city resting under the curved peaks of a crumbling mountain. Workers waking up early morning to work in the mines. Children licking clay and licking dirt, sun browning their back. The back of a child is a roof. Everything is arching toward the sky, whether we know it or not.
Scorpio (October 24-November 21) -
Pan flutes and instruments with hundreds of strings. I choose the sun. I choose to lean out of my window with my lips pursed. I choose children pounding drums. You do too and now you know it.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) -
What are buildings falling into the sea? What are endless rows of white square blocks stacked on top of one another? Mercy and wires thudding and streams of urine. Blessing
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) -
Frenzied hands crippled, working at a loom while screeching, unrecognizable tongues chatter and terrify. You once heard a fable about justice and you wept and knew your homeland.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) -
Where were you truly born? Tiny bells sounding while your bare feet dig into the muddy earth. Pulling in air greedily like a fish with tongue/gill/marrow/blood. All knowing how to be alive.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) -
Finally, our human body. A cave with a candle flickering. A tongue circling and licking your nipples while your back arches against the grooves in the rock you're pressed against. Rise from the freezing water of the cave, knowing that you're rising toward.