Chapter I: A Marine Biologist

“My own ancestry and background are altogether normal. What came, came from somewhere elsewhere I even now hesitate to assert in plain words.” – H.P. Lovecraft, The Shadow Out of Time

Doctor, Captain T. O. Vess. R.V. Steadfast bearing West
He’s got a bathyscaphe
(Tim was the man with the bathyscaphe).
He’s a marine biologist
(Tim was the man there was never any better around).
Slid with the squid underneath the waves.

Architeuthis lean and fast.
Show us your sublime buccal mass.

Come along to the mesopelagic we can frolic where the corals abound
if the cads with the benthic trawlers haven’t passed by the time we get down.

Collect the specimens and illustrate ‘em o well as best as you can

Bring ‘em up, lay ‘em out, look ‘em up, write ‘em down,
and you can publish your findings in a peer-reviewed journal.

A keen marine biologist
A mean marine biologist