My horoscope tells me that I may be
the cause of my own sadness, as if
I could change the way the Moon
pulls and pushes water from the shores;
I wax and wane just as she does.
Venus wants to ground me
into the land, so I cover myself
with soil and hope flowers sprout up,
while Jupiter tells me to try
and not commit any acts of self-hatred,
at least for today, as if
he can conquer the Moon.
Katie Ellen Bowers was raised in Charleston, SC, but is now sowing seeds with her husband and daughter in the small, rural town of Heath Springs, SC.