we ask mama-n-em, "why do you study astrology?" 

apocalypso # 33| a prophecy of care

Destiny Hemphill is a poet and healer based in Durham, NC. She is the author of the chapbook Oracle: A Cosmology (2018), which was a finalist for Honeysuckle Press’s inaugural chapbook prize. She is a 2017 Callaloo Fellow and a 2016 Amiri Baraka Scholar at Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program. Her work has been featured in Narrative Northeast, The Wanderer, Winter Tangerine, Scalawag, and elsewhere.