A Story About Some Archetypes
The Serpent Of Time is proudly winding down
the serpentine boughs of the lithesome Darwin Tree,
then hisses at Mr Clay there: "Hey you clown,
"Who's that lady up on this branch we see?"
Mr Clay says: "That's no lady, that's Mrs Clay ..."
But the snake goes: "Fie, be a Serious Mind like me:
"you need to know there are more days after this day!"
And so there were, and in one they met Tiji
(The Gekkonidae from The End Of Time) whose terse
light conversation ("Tch!"), or philosophy,
learned in a brutal environment of free verse,
Mr & Mrs Clay found full of wry glee.
The Serpent Of Time hissed: "Ignore that gekkonid!"
But Tiji whispered: "Eat the snake!" So they did.
Who's Tiji ?
Tiji stands for 'The Gekkonidae',
a biological archetype, we'll say.
She comes (as all those archetypes tend to)
from The End Of Time's unfutured "day"
where there's only a swamp - not much to do?
So Tiji haunts a wild ancestor's life
that lives behind a picture on a wall,
and gets that hapless house in frequent strife
with bored gods Who can't stand The End at all,
so stumble around Time being surly, gross,
dumb, arrogant, pestiferous and rife -
which Mr & Mrs Clay sourly recall
from eras when they still believed in Those;
but now - what they don't realize, Tiji knows.
A Brutal Environment
It's bilious where the feral Free Verse lurk:
is only fit for
redundant gods pathetically
hiring their umbrellas out
to frantic literary souls
for obscuring isms
which Tiji (the gekkonidean archetype, our heroine) quite likes now.
She hungrily blundered into that realm
which looked a lot like a ceiling
with a lighting fixture and bugs,
Stalking closer, all the bugs had umbrellas
and tried to talk themselves out of getting eaten.