Stone Telling

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by Adrienne J. Odasso

Black hole at the heart
of Sagittarius: not fish
enough to be Capricorn,
not land-locked enough
to hunt. My paradox
is to be ever at the cusp,
never one / never other,
grasping threads of each.

You called me boy,
and I smiled to know
my chimerical self
was untouchable;

you called me girl,
and I marvelled at how
it is to move between
worlds, ever guessing

what you will say next.

Adrienne J. Odasso's poetry has appeared in a wide variety of strange and wonderful publications, including Sybil's Garage, Mythic Delirium, Jabberwocky, Cabinet des Fées, Midnight Echo, Not One of Us, Dreams & Nightmares, Goblin Fruit, and Strange Horizons. Her short fiction has appeared in both online magazines and print anthologies. Her two chapbooks, Devil's Road Down and Wanderlust, are available from Maverick Duck Press. Her first full collection, Lost Books, was released by Flipped Eye Publishing in April 2010.