Black and mould.

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If I had to see you again

I wouldn’t, simply out of fear.

 

Would we still have it?

That soft fluid burning on a thread

between us

each end tied to the pit of our stomachs.

 

And what if it isn’t there anymore?

I would perish all over again, I would mourn,

I would turn to black and mould.

And then there would be the other questions.

 

Did it take a marriage to forget me or just an afternoon?

Did you have to exorcise my memory and feed them

to your demons?

And where do you keep the carcass?

 

Mine sleeps beside me, snuggled,

as you did,

almost every night.

Scorpio, Scorpius, Scorpion

  1. Scorpions, belonging to the class Arachnida, are a highly adaptable species. They’re fond of the desert but you can find them in rain forests too. They’re found everywhere but Antarctica, but who, other than the Penguins of Madagascar and their zebra friend, Marty, want to live there anyway?
  2. My Scorpius went off to New York City, he went to meet a potential mate, life partner, whatever. He was here, legs entangled with mine, but then he left.
  3. There are approximately two thousand species of Scorpions and thirty to forty types have a venomous sting. If you factor in the average Scorpion life span, that is 3-8 years then…
  4. The chances of my Scorpius meeting a lady Scorpio with a deathly sting is going to be rare. And so he did, maybe.
  5. Apparently, scientists are baffled as to why Scorpions glow under a certain wavelength of ultra-violet light.
  6. My Scorpius is a magical creature. He knows his science and his food and his making me laugh.
  7. When food is scarce, a Scorpion can slow down it’s metabolism to as low as a third of the typical rate, consequently allowing the being to be able to survive on just about one insect a year if it has to.
  8. My Scorpius can live with close to nothing. What does he need me for. I’m too much of everything, I guess.
  9. Scorpions have two to five pairs of eyes on the sides of their heads.
  10. Has he always been looking around?
  11. A male Scorpion and a his lady friend to be, size each other up. This is in order to evaluate if they are of the same species.
  12. My Scorpius matched birth charts and horoscopes and everything.
  13. Once Scorpions of the opposite sex meet, they engage in a promenade a deux, a dance in which they clasp claws and move around in order to find a suitable place for ejaculation.
  14. My Scorpius, he likes his Bollywood dance, and his lady Scorpio is trained in Bharat Natyam. She’s also a doctor, but what the hell does that matter, right?
  15. To pacify the female, the mating Scorpions may even kiss and share venom.
  16. My Scorpius is a good kisser, when he’s kissing me.
  17. If the dance takes too long, the lady Scorpion is known to get bored and walk away.
  18. Oh but he’s so sensual with his hands and hips. She is going to love him.
  19. Most Scorpion stings are painful but harmless, really.
  20. What about the pain?