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Louis Faber is a poet and short story writer living in Port St. Lucie, Florida. His work has previously appeared in The Poet, Dreich (Scotland), The Alchemy Spoon (UK), Atlanta Review, Arena Magazine (Ausralia), Exquisite Corpse, Rattle, Eureka Literary Magazine, Borderlands: the Texas Poetry Review, Midnight Mind, Pearl, Midstream, European Judaism, Greens Magazine, The Amethyst Review, Afterthoughts, The South Carolina Review and Worcester Review, and in small journals in India, Pakistan, China and Japan, among many others, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Soap bubbles floating above two cactuses



alectryomancy            pluck the corn from the circle, we know little

aleuromancy                crack the cookie, seal your fate

alomancy                        Sodomites consumed in flame the next day

axiomancy                     dance stone, lest the blade melt

belomancy                     the shaft pierces my chest, succor fades

bibliomancy                  the words sleep on the crumbling page

empyromancy             the million consumed by the flames of the ovens

geomancy                      turn me slowly until I can see the just set sun

gyromancy                    ever so slowly begins the death spiral

hepatoscopy                eat your liver, mom always said, it’s good for you

numerology                  no matter how you look at it, it just doesn’t add up

oneiromancy               Orion stares down trying to recall what dreams are

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