Poem of the Month, August 2016: This August

THIS AUGUST

The Sun is in the Lion
and the Moon is in her Node –
fourteen degrees of Virgo
is her actual abode.

A card has gone to Dotje
at psychiatry, Sin Jan –
a victim of depression,
the most recent curse of man.

Mars in Sagittarius
will soon catch up with Saturn.
Hot ice? Cold fire? A meeting
where anything could happen.

 

Life is not a punishment.
There’s a reason for it all.
Me here in town, Maria
recovering from her fall.

Invisible conjunction
in the blue prophetic sky.
I won’t forget this August,
no, not even if I try.