The Scorpion

december 13, 2018

The Scorpion

A hurried crawl in the corner of her eye
Draws attention to a nervous energy
Alive inside and outside, a feeling
A fear, a sense, a sickness in the gut

A pause of motion, a moment frozen
Is it the fear or the arachnid piercing progress?
Gaze into the distance, look back down
At the microscopic scorpion, scurrying away

Eyes forward, keep treading, beyond anxiety
Look up, a new perspective on the horizon
Drawing closer, in clarity and transformation
The fear behind her, an oasis awaits.



a photo series with Octavio Veliz