Horrorscopes for September 2015
by Zack Kouns
Aries (March 21-April 19) -
Didn't you pull Her close to you forever ago? Embracing and indistinct. Wasn't it always Her in the many forms? Her hands softly untangling the matted fur of a bull that has slept in the rain. Remove the thorn from your wound. You might have sailed past your homeland, yet it's so near to you that you can reach in the dark water and scoop it up.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) -
Forget the false names for everything that exists, run your fingers across the tender skin of all things and Love without needing to know or possess.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) -
I stabbed fish with a spear. I set up nets and watched animals break their own necks. I always dreamed of loving and being loved, though.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) -
Hands covered in fire and ash. Dirt on the trail, bits of bone and tufts of sky and grass. Salt and Father climb toward the endless entanglement of spruce and pine.
Leo (July 23-August 22) -
Light finds a way into your room. It has poked holes in your ceiling. It has circled you in a forest thick with trees. It hides in the tangles of your dark hair, fingers feverishly searching for your ecstasy.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) -
Shivering leaves of an infant sycamore. Teach me how to rise. Teach me how to put my mouth on my lover's breast and all of us speak at the same time in languages that no one has heard before or after that.
Libra (September 23-October 23) -
Halfway afraid of yourself, halfway afraid of the sun in the spiraling wispy leaves of the Palmetto, terrified of the god that you know you are.
Scorpio (October 24-November 21) -
Broken fragments of a rock that acts as a mirror. Thumbing through the pages of a book about a city that has fallen into the sea.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) -
Somebody smacks your hand with a wooden spoon and you pour water over their head. They smile and the river rises above both of your heads.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) -
Seeds scattered in a pond. Birds flying in a circle above a shoreline. You're given not taken. Faithful as the thunder, true as hands brushing away hair from your mouth and a land without an end.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) -
Blindfolded and nearly drowned in a stream that a sun will eventually die in. Sun will you rest here until you can no longer crawl though the heavens?
Pisces (February 19-March 20) -
There is only just the One Wild Beloved. Even when she takes off her bra in the water and you kiss her body and she turns around and bites you softly on the chest.