The Age of Aquarius
I sit by the grave of water,
drunker than fire,
burning my crops of sea.
I live on rain, with my skin
of dry diseases,
struggling with the inscription
on my map of death.
The sun drinks of my emptiness,
on my tongue of dry wells.
At night stars of dead companions
me like birds at the summit of lakes.
Austin's most recent work appeared in Robin Hood Anthology, Message in a Bottle, Decanto and others. Star sign Aquarius.