jungle drums (a story)

Jungle Drums

Let’s bungle in the jungle
Well, that’s all right by me
I’m a tiger when I want love
But I’m a snake if we disagree

Jethro Tull

You could hear all the noise
Birds chattering, monkeys screaming, big cats howling,
the whistles of the dholes.
Until a twig snapped and everything went still. As if the switch had been turned off on the TV or radio.

Let’s bungle in the jungle
Well, that’s all right by me
I’m a tiger when I want love
But I’m a snake if we disagree

Jethro Tull

It was like someone spread the message that humans were underfoot and all the animals stopped in awe or disbelief. Ready to call out their warriors, they had hidden all the women, old ones and children. Not sure if it would ever be safe again.

Let’s bungle in the jungle
Well, that’s all right by me
I’m a tiger when I want love
But I’m a snake if we disagree

Jethro Tull

The jungle was on pause to see if the human was a warrior or emissary. A hunter or a lover, come to honeymoon with his bride. And when the twigs snapped near the clearing, the noise slowly started up again. Because they knew, no one who meant trouble wanted to be seen.

Let’s bungle in the jungle
Well, that’s all right by me
I’m a tiger when I want love
But I’m a snake if we disagree

Jethro Tull

The blanket went down, the hamper was set on it.
And he put his hand out to give her assistance.
The bugs and creepy pests were kind enough to give the lovers some space as they began to kiss.

Let’s bungle in the jungle
Well, that’s all right by me
I’m a tiger when I want love
But I’m a snake if we disagree

Jethro Tull

It was a moment of heaven there, till they heard a low growl too close to their nest. And looked up. to see their doom. The jungle had come to take it’s due.

Let’s bungle in the jungle
Well, that’s all right by me
I’m a tiger when I want love
But I’m a snake if we disagree

Jethro Tull

Many years later, an explorer found their bones at the edge of the clearing. And wondered why there were just those two… Had there been a village or a hunting party first? Had scavengers come thru? Was this all that remained of a great civilization?

Let’s bungle in the jungle
Well, that’s all right by me
I’m a tiger when I want love
But I’m a snake if we disagree

Jethro Tull

If only there were a time machine to return thru history and see. What was the story of these two? Would he ever know?

Let’s bungle in the jungle
Well, that’s all right by me
I’m a tiger when I want love
But I’m a snake if we disagree

Jethro Tull

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