DPF / Carbo

For superstition, from Poetry Foundation. The rest of the poem may be found here:

from Mal Agueros / by Nick Carbo, b. 1964

If you come to Mojacar
and see a scorpion scurry by your feet,
note the direction it ran to, north, south,
east, or west. You must avoid going there
or risk the sting of losing a loved one.