I never did get into pantomimes
And I was taken to quite a few
Let me tell you
When I was a child

For entertainment purposes
Apparently
But the fact is
I found them freaky
And that almost compulsory
Audience participation…
Even as a child
I couldn’t do it

But

Tonight

I wish I could attend
Just one more
And
Embrace fully
Yelling
BOO and HISS!
And maybe a loud ‘FUCK YOU’
(to make it contemporary)
At the villain

Is it the archetype?
Or unconscious repression?
Either way
Despite their ultimate philosophical difference
I think both Jung
And Freud
Would have a field day
With this poem…

– Judi Reed, 2014