earth signs. (tauros, virgo, capricorn)
sweet Tauros torment, more bullfinch than bull,
you lie dreaming of verdant glades in the cracked
deserts of your palms, but the fertile lands have
been devoured by the locusts of your unhappiness.
pyrrhuline boy, stranded in salt flats and mistaking
mirages for oceans; venus pulses with latent heat,
the scorched earth bares its fissured teeth, and you
think yourself as full of dormant oak trees, vast
pines, when all you rattle with is dust.
vaulted vestry, carved chest, you are a marble messiah
in a world of cracked gargoyle faces. There is beauty
in each of your straight lines, you are spires, you are
hulls, there are stained glass saints with prettier eyes
but not whiter teeth. more cathedral than cruiseship,
a galleon on its maiden voyage, an empty cimeliarch,
architects dream in you, dear Virgo boy, and there is
still so much you could be.
you cannot solve love with a quadratic equation,
the half-life of an immortal, or the planes of existenc