the scorpion wandered all over the body

She lay in the dust began to die   Wondering how long it would take her
The scorpion drooled winked his eye   Wondered if he could make her
The pain was right twice as nice   She realised she was in labour
Life was a fight with men and mice   Mind how you talk to your neighbours
She cried in the heat shaking her meat   Sure she needed no friend
As much as this was beginning   It would still make a beautiful end
The sand blew up in confusion   Salt running out of her pores
That being borne inside her   Was near to the end of its course
Her tits thrust up to Heaven   Her back was arched like a bow
The heart in the mother lay quiet   It was a long way to come just to go
Her body lay limp in the desert   Soaked with the love she gave
Her shadow will lie there forever   Reminding us all of that day
The scorpion wandered all over the body   Vultures stood still in the sky
If this was the end of beginning   Who was born and did anyone die
How those birds searched for her offspring   Craving to beat off her pride
So futile was all of their searching   Nothing that lives has ..... such eyes

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