no.22

aries - the buzzing sound of neon, sparklers, red velvet, spilled ink, fogged up windows, fire dancing, city lights

taurus - dust storms, tumbleweeds, fireside lullabies, the sun breaking through barren tree limbs, dried up flower petals, worn out boots

gemini - sleepovers at the bayou, cracked mirrors, lucid dreams, psychic parlors, lavender, hotel hallways

cancer - paper cranes, the city reflecting off the pavement after it rains, dripping honey, fields of wildflowers, hazy mornings

leo - paint splatters, buzzing bees, bright beach towns, cinnamon, walking out of the movie theater into bright sunlight

virgo - pomegranate seeds, film noir, silver bullets, seagulls & their riddles, skylight roofs, vials filled with healing herbs

libra - dandelion fluff, slow dancing in your bare feet, curtains fluttering from the open window, rainy sunrises

scorpio - a ghost town after midnight, spiderwebs, elixirs & potions, shades of red, obsidian, an emptied out swimming pool

sagittarius - war paint, harp strings, a bird’s loose feathers, burned out light bulbs, mushroom rings, letting your feet hang off the edge

capricorn - snowfall, marble statues, ivory, a quiet unbecoming, the scent of vanilla, black & white polaroids, white ink tattoos

aquarius - aquariums, wispy clouds, jewels for eyes, sea salt, lava lamps, a siren’s song, renaming the constellations

pisces - watercolors, swirling skies, rose petals, sea shells & the way you think you can hear the ocean on the other side, strawberry fields
—  associations with the zodiac signs (version two // version one), angelea l.
THESE ARE THE THINGS WE DON’T TALK ABOUT: my throat with his name in it / your throat with his name in it / how it feels to be in love with someone who wants to touch you / the poems we’re not writing / the fruit I don’t bring into the house / the past you never asked me about / the past I found littered all over your apartment / the dreams you had about marrying other people / why you kept telling me about them / the pictures on the walls / how all of them are yours / your ex-boyfriend’s leather jacket / how it doesn’t fit / how you wear it anyway / how I moved it once and you wouldn’t tell me what you were looking for / how I still don’t know what you’re looking for / the jokes about the broken bed / the undercooked fettuccine / the night you called moving in with me a mistake but then took it back / why you took it back / the way you only call me baby in front of other people / the birthday text sent from hundreds of miles away at 10pm instead of a phone call / afterthoughts / what it feels like to be one / the difference between physical and emotional distance / how I slept on the couch for three months / how you didn’t kiss me goodbye / how I didn’t want you to
—  THESE ARE THE THINGS WE DON’T TALK ABOUT by Trista Mateer
after Caitlin Conlon 
THESE ARE THE THINGS WE DON’T TALK ABOUT: my heart in your mouth / your foot on the brakes / the threesomes with fear / the dreams about drowning / crying in your apartment / holding hands in the hospital / your voice when you’re tired / and can’t / stop it / the poems that scream / I know you aren’t there yet / but I love you so much / how easy it would be for you to / leave / how easy it would be to pretend that you / didn’t / how easy everything about this is / until it isn’t / and my god / oh honey / it really isn’t