“a book,” she heard him say.
she began sketching the pages in her head.
:this is her walking away with a mouth/full of love
:this is him in a small house she made of bits of stuff she found around
:this is her upside down on the trapeze he hung in the apartment on east 6th street that they never lived in
:this is him when he was a boy
:these are her children that crack her heart with their beauty and devour her with their love
:these are the wings he gives her
:this is the day she realized she shouldn’t keep them (they are too obvious stuffed under her shirt like that)
:these are his hands she remembers can push through her as if she is made of water
:this is her holding a giant rock in a crowded room unable to find a place to set it down
:here is the camp she’s set up for him in a remote area of her heart
“there’s no real plot to it yet,” she hopes out loud and hikes up her shirt to give those wings a stretch before she fixes dinner.
If we put basic keywords for planets and their signs together, it might look something like: taking responsibility for religious beliefs + taking initiative for self-change + receptivity and valuing the welfare of the group + generosity and balance in all relationships.
How best to express your love? Locally, of course—with these sweet to saucy gifts from around the Hudson Valley. Artisanal, alcoholic, silken, studded or waxen (really), chocolate or blooming, you’ll find it here.
Before you dive deeper into the Scorpionic pool of taboos (especially sexual) and all their powerful, potentially confusing and seductive emotions, sit down and have a little think about how you express your erotic energy in your relationships.