(being once again a joke within a rhyme)
You may remember Permanent Squirrel and Magpie--
One couldn't stop talking, and the other couldn't die;
And don't forget their pals Dream Baby and Coffee Sheep--
One remains awake while the other stays asleep.
Permanent Squirrel is a million and a day.
Magpie has a hundred thousand zillion things to say.
One wears out years;
The other, ears.
Coffee Sheep may safely be described as Type A,
While Dream Baby fills the world with Z's all day.
One wants cream,
The other, dreams.
Oh why was the lesbian jealous of the whale?
Did it have more fun
With its seventeen-foot tongue?
Or was it something else, something other, instead?
Was it cos the whale can breathe through a hole atop its head?
Permanent Squirrel likes to ponder things all day,
While Magpie does her processing by chattering away;
Alert for the answers Coffee Sheep has always been,
While Dream Baby likes to look for wisdom from within.
One is eternal;
The second quite verbal.
One has eyes like plates;
Another is insensate.
Now they must return to the place from whence they came--
To curl up and hide
Inside Fireblossom's brain.