Piscis Austrinus

by Rich Pearl


Sometime in July. Piscis Austrinus and sweet, passioned Angela.
Fluid and easy going, flowing with the streams. Lying on her back.
Lapping up the waters gushing from the jars of Aquarius. She calls
to the Gods and they answer her. Dagon and Oanes. Assyrian and
Babylonian. A time gone past but not forgotten. It is all part of a
journey through the Southern stars, where the night sky hovers low
on the horizon and waits in anticipation for Angela. Lit by brilliant
Formalhaut, she walks through the heavens.

Fum al Hut, the fish mouth
swallows the barrel of meal
and rains fruit upon the earth




Copyright © 2003, Rich Pearl
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Rich Pearl is the author of a collection of parables, fables, and the re-workings of legends. As an army brat, he spent his early years collecting stories and embellishing on them. Decades later, he's still at it. He welcomes comments of any sort.

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