Your Horoscope

Be brave today, thing made of flesh as you decay.

 

Be kind and try

to spend less money.  Try

to avoid

conflict with a Pisces

 

in a parking lot

at night.

 

He might have a knife.

 

Or, if you are not the type

to find yourself arguing in a parking lot at night, try

not to complain to the neighbors

 

about the noise, for

you may need those neighbors

when the water heater explodes.  They

 

may arrive with towels

and buckets in your basement, just

 

as you may find yourself

on their front porch, bearing

death’s casserole one warm morning in July, after

 

the unthinkable.

The Pisces.

The parking lot. Their

 

beautiful teenage boy, who

 

even as a baby

seemed afraid of nothing, listened

to music too loud

 

and to no advice.

 

A whole

sky full of stars

reflected in his eyes

 

as on the cool blank edge of a knife.