Roar-O-Scopes for the Bored and Placid because I felt like it. This one goes out to all the unexplained bruises out there.

Aquarius

hey shorty,

is your daddy Darwin

because you are survival

of the fittest.

Aries

find that windless
truth snaking between
every branch you did not
use for footing.

Gemini

you don’t have to
pluck it off so fast
but only
rocks will kill it.

Leo

all those greeting cards
about putting out
are
under the counter.

Libra

some of these stems have
your initials on them and
some of them don’t.

Sagittarius

make dozens and dozens

of copies of your keys,

your mechanisms,

your please’s

Pisces

your holding
corral has too
many mutinous
horses in it.

Taurus

howl into the ground,
dig into the sky,
drink from
every pawprint.

Cancer

don’t make me chase
you around the yard
and try to pin
your tail back on

Virgo

can you feel the day
standing behind you
where you can’t see
its face.

Scorpio

you’re making
Charlie Brown noises because
I’m wearing this
sweatshirt right

Capricorn

this year keeps feeling
very oregon trail but
you’re just like double,
double toil, and fill.

[Header photograph by Tuck Chaylor.]

bouyant purveyor of messages from thin air. rap fiend. amazon leans. always lookin for more black art and candy and scary dreams.

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