Karen Rigby

Horoscope: Earth Horse


Lift the kettle. Allow each ghost to sing.
Hang a blouse in a southern wind.
Carry the mountain, but don’t speak.
Don’t break the ampoule with your teeth.
Face mysteries with their spines in.
This year, take the arrow and live.




Karen Rigby is the author of Chinoiserie (Ahsahta Press). Her poems have been published in Australian Book Review, The London Magazine, The Spectacle, Bennington Review and other journals. She lives in Arizona. www.karenrigby.com