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Scorpion

Scorpion A collaboration with Lady Labyrinth Lack of water leads to lack of life exposed beneath the Sun like blood from the tip of a Scorpion’s tail Corporal attitudes aligned in spaces battle demented servitude in spotlights stroking the sights of a symbolic death Lack of want leads a woman with her life burning, her all exposed beneath the Sun Thirsting true South, Venus Trap exotic dripping honey ripe to taste, an orchid purple like a plum there swept up in torrid heat, a wet monsoon spreads its wait Tropic of Capricorn, is the sweet Hell he worships offering the tip of a Scorpion’s tail at the alter of her Rosy Crucifixion Bullets bite into the blood spilled from the tip of the Scorpion's tail washing the pain from the spine Clots form like clouds shot from the barrel of a big black hole as time swallows the cost of life In the poverty of his mind Calvary is godless, she shows no mercy in the movement of her quake Bullets from her mouth exchanged upon his tongue sliding fingers to write words along a tight spine Tropic of Capricorn reads his fate, she held it all along The Scorpion’s tail, scorching harpsichord played by lips for want of life to seed on torn sheets, stain pages of Egyptian cotton Saving souls and graces now far too late For the true lovers, sanguine sinners in danger of being forgotten Silent sentences read, given two to Life (LadyLabyrinth/James Swartz, 2019)

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Date: 7/16/2019 5:43:00 PM
It was a pleasure creating “Scorpion” with you Swartzmeister. I have from the beginning found your poetry fascinating. It is unique, complex, mesmerising. No matter how many times your poems are read, more meaning through the great depths of your thoughts, discovered. You are one of my top favourite poets on this site. Your style is completely left-field, lateral and unique. Thank you for your steadfast friendship James from the get-go (18 months, constant).
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 7/16/2019 5:44:00 PM
Successful collaboration requires a strong investment in ‘Trust’ and to be in sync with another writer to collaborate, one has to take the time to get to know the writer - one has not to be a carbon copy of the other, but understand where the other is journeying with the story and respect them as an individual, as well as respect their creative process and talent.
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 7/16/2019 5:43:00 PM
Taking risks is part of the creative process and through this, new insights and treasures unlocked. I value your friendship James and trust you implicitly. Welcome back to these pages and all the best with pursuing your continued writing extended off profile. Leanne x