They think they're wags,
but they're really tails.
The Wags of Fear: fantasizing
they carry nitro, but it's
really 'Nite-So' ('night soil,'
a green product developed
by the Self-Importance Movement).
Scorpions--not sorcerers or
'Scorpios'--but actual scorpions.
They're all looking for a Frog
to carry them across the river.
You can find them posing
at poetry readings, whispering,
-- James Cummins
Note: See The Wages of Fear by Henri-Georges Clouzot (with Yves Montand) and the remake, Sorcerer, by William Friedkin