Once Upon a Time in a Timeless State of Mind…    Jack, the Pumpkin Headed Son of Earth, was falling from the sky. Through a cloud and into Poseidon’s Ocean, he lands and sinks to the bottom where a magnificent ship has been met with its final end.

Jack: It is true, even the Magnificent must sink to the bottom in order to rise again.

Lo, Poseidon makes way on his masculine and oversized seahorse that neighs like a stallion.

Jack: This ship is wrecked, Poseidon?

Poseidon: What is wrecked that is not a birth of the renewed?

Jack: How does one take the water out of a sunken ship to make it rise to sail again?

Poseidon: Can the levers and the cranks of the mind resurrect the dead?

Jack: Can a boat take off from the bottom of the sea? Can it sail besides the sharks?

Poseidon: Can a wrecked ideology not be revived? Or is it just in its grave?

Jack: It is a grave, or it is an abode of new life?

Poseidon: Wise, Jack. But, is it not a shackled slave to my own waters?

Jack: True, it is, Poseidon.

Poseidon: So then, let us perform the attempt of liberating it.

POSEIDON.

A squid named Ink swims gracefully by.

Ink: Swim, swim, ink, ink, blacken the waters to watch the ship sink.

Jack: Spider of the ocean, what is your name?

Ink: Ink is my name, from the blackness I came, to eye the ship sink into Poseidon’s terrain.

Jack: What can you do, Ink?

Ink: It is a crab-trap, Jack? For you well know that if I simply state my doing, all of my non-doings follow afloat to the surface. It is a crab-trap, Jack. There are much-many more un-doings than the single pointed doing that you asked me to duly state.

Jack: Can you stretch your arms and suction your cups?

Ink: I can shrink my arms and let my cups slide.

Jack: Can you shrink your arms and let your cups slide?

Ink: I can stretch my arms and suction my cups.

Jack: Oh good, that is what I needed of you.

Jack takes Ink by his cone head, swims him above the ship, takes 7 of his 8 tentacles and suctions them around the perimeter of the wrecked ship.

Ink: I am a slave to this shipwreck ideology?

Jack: You are the Savior of this shipwreck ideology.

Poseidon: And you are the Creator of the Savior, Jack.

An eel named Electron slithers gracefully by.

Electron: Swim, swim, zap, zap, electrocute the water and the ship falls fast.

Jack: Serpent of the ocean, what is your name?

Electron: Electron is my name, from the lightning I came, to eye the ship sink into Poseidon’s terrain.

Jack: What can you do, Electron?

Electron: What can I do? What can I not do, Jack? I cannot eat a whale, but I can electrocute him. I cannot turn into a starfish, but I can shape myself into a star. I cannot blowup like a blowfish, but I can make a blowfish blow – so what is it that I cannot do, Jack?

Jack: Can you coil yourself into a circle?

Electron: I can straighten myself into a line.

Jack: Can you straighten yourself into a line?

Electron: I can coil myself into a circle.

Jack: Oh good, that is what I needed of you.

Jack takes Electron by the tail and coils him around the captain’s wheel of the ship.

Electron: I am a slave to this shipwreck ideology?

Jack: You are the Savior of this shipwreck ideology.

Poseidon: And you are the Creator of the Savior, Jack.

A blowfish named Blow swims gracefully by.

Blow: Swim, swim, blow, blow, what more does one need when his power is to grow?

Jack: Wise One of the ocean, what is your name?

Blow: Blow is my name, from Heaven I came, to symbolize the growth of Poseidon’s terrain.

Jack: Would you like to return home, Blow?

Blow: I would like that very much, Jack.

Jack takes Blow by the fin and sticks him onto Ink’s 1 free tentacle, which he holds high above head.

Poseidon: You are all set, Jack?

Jack swims to the Captain’s deck and sits in the Captain’s chair.

Jack: The Saviors are in place, Poseidon.

Poseidon: Raise them up, Jack.

Jack places his hands on the Captain’s wheel where Electron is coiled.

 Jack: Fire shot number 1, Electron.

Electron zaps, which travels through Jack, which currents through the ship, which shocks Ink’s tentacles, which electrocutes Blow and blows him up.  The ship breaks free from Poseidon’s ocean floor.

Poseidon: Live, Death! Live!

Jack: Execution of electrocution number 2, Electron!

Electron executes, which zaps Jack, which currents through the ship, which shocks Ink’s tentacles, which electrocutes Blow and blows him up double.  The ship makes rise for the surface.

Poseidon: Live, Death! Live!

Jack: Zeus’s lightning, put it through me a 3rd, Electron!

Electron puts Zeus’s lightning through Jack, which currents through the ship, which shocks Ink’s tentacles, which electrocutes Blow and blows him up triple.  The ship’s nose touches air, and the shipwrecked ideology resurrects to the surface.

Blow: I am going home, Jack?

Blow the blowfish maintains flight high in the sky, with Ink still hung-on by a tentacle.

Jack: All Saviors do, Blow. Take them home with you.

Jack un-coils Electron and slings him onto Blow who is electrocuted to grow quadruple, which shocks Ink into letting go of the ship. They hover overhead for a moment.

Blow: I am too heavy hearted to rise.

Poseidon rises from his ocean.

Poseidon: Then spit out the heart.

Stricken with a bug, Blow clears his throat, coughs, and spews out a Red Ruby that Jack catches. The 3 Saviors ascend to the Heavens.

Poseidon: The shipwreck ideology is in it’s grave, Jack?

Jack: It is an abode of new life, Poseidon.

Poseidon: Even the Magnificent must sink to the bottom to rise again.

Jack: Live, Death. Live.

Poseidon descents back down into his terrain.

POSEIDON.

COPY @ 2019 JACK O’LANTERN