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PermianShone down the sun on permian plains
On the delta like a spoke on a wheel
The amphibian's crown to the reptile's sons
And they both felt cheated after closing the deal
A flat headed salamander deep in the swamp
Watch how wet hide, it shivers and steams
While sailbacks snarl with broken teeth
On the cold desert hills sloping down to the sea.
Shone down the sun on permian dunes
Where gorgons profit from the sailback's mistake
While cycads burn under freezing hail
And forests crumble into sand and fade
And the white fanged wolves all covered in scales
Tramping over rock and dead dusty ground
Above little diggers, furtive and small,
Dug down so deep they'll never be found.
Said black robed death when it covered the sun
"I've seen dynasties come to their end"
While the earth choked sick on a spaceborne meal
And ash settled over deserts again.
With the cold blood heart that no longer beats
for an era baking for want of the sun
So life cowers down in it's dusty den
Cowering while death flies
Archaeopteryx OdeBetween is a state of being for Archaeopteryx. No mere transitory stage- even at maturity, when its wings feathers are grey with age and its claws dull with time, the Archaeopteryx is always between, with attributes that may serve some future incarnation but now are more hindrance then help.
No matter. When between is your birthright, you learn to live with it. Predators on the ground, and predators in the air, and between them is archaeopteryx, sometimes falling prey to one, sometimes to another, destined to outpace them all. With day it rises, ruffles its feathers, before beginning it ever lasting quest for food, a quest that has it, as always, traversing every element, before night falls languorously over the lagoon and it retires to the tree branches to sleep.
Archaeopteryx is a jack of all trades, and a master of none. Battening on the insects that swarm over the warm Jurassic waters, pursuing lizards up trees, plunging wildly into the shallow sea in search of fish, Archaeopteryx
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