“Astrological Sign Poem”

A Poem by Dorothea Lasky

December 1, 2017  By Dorothea Lasky
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Aries, we are just a couple of brutes
Taurus is a figment of Nostalgia
Gemini, you have the courage to not love anything
Cancer, you love your fantasy, too
Leo is a brute, too, but a gentle one
Virgo, you bore me
Libra, you are insane
Scorpio, you are meaty, but you are also very mean
Sagittarius, could you just keep going
Capricorn, you are nothing if not hell
Aquarius, I love you
Pisces, I love you, too




Dorothea Lasky
Dorothea Lasky

Dorothea Lasky is the author of four books of poetry, most recently ROME (Liveright/ W. W. Norton). She is an Assistant Professor of Poetry at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, cofounder of The Home School, and lives in New York City.





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