What can glow if you do not? The lungs are mostly water
and easily drowned. In the desert I breathe thin air and cough
sand in my sleep. I have more cousins bit by bats than scorpions.

Our balance is unsteady inside walls and we lean on the cave
for safety. The shot for rabies is thick as milk in the muscle.
The scorpions are mostly seen, except my brother stung

while talking to a girl and lifting a dish rag. He said he was going
to wash. His arm numb for weeks. The body vibrates its own
frequency. I hear skin purr when it’s happy. How do I

prepare for the monster? How do I know when it’s come?

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