Climb the long stairs of the rain
to the astrologer’s house.
Its sign reads: Madame Rosa, Astrology —
Psychic Reader and Advisor.
Its walls are dull yellow as ancient horoscopes.
Time hangs in the air, a gathering storm.
In the garden, the weeds are growing like stars.
[Lorraine Schein is a New York writer. Her work has appeared in VICE Terraform, Strange Horizons, NewMyths and Mermaids Monthly, and in the anthologies Tragedy Queens and Wild Women. The Futurist’s Mistress, her poetry book, is available from Mayapple Press. Her new book, The Lady Anarchist Cafe, is out now from Autonomedia.]