“H.I.: Hippie Invasion” by Richard O’Brien & Richard F. Yates

It wasn’t an invasion, per se,
but it was an infiltration anyway.
So let me take you back to a time,
when Woodstock was not a bird and marijuana was still a crime…

An alien named Xi of the planet Xeer,
was forcefully nominated a volunteer,
to go to the weird planet, Earth,
and directly ordered to prove his worth.

You must understand the aliens didn’t use force,
but they still took what they wanted, of course.
The species needed special fuel to power their ship,
therefore, to blend in, Xi had to be hip.

“Hippie” of course, it was 1969,
Xi needed long hair and threads that looked fine.
He blended right in, even with his tie-dyed eyes,
for LSD was what brownies were mostly comprised.

The start of the party and harvest commenced,
with Blue Oyster Cult and one-nighters in tents.
Soon Xi had enough and made for his ship,
and he brought a Pet Rock to take on the trip.

When he arrived home, he tried to act cool,
as Xeer’s leader, Xu, demanded, “Did you bring us our fuel?!”
“Yes, Sir, my master, I followed your order,
I secured our fuel supply of bad guitar music and body odor!”

—O’Brien & Yates
[Words by Richard O’Brien. Image by Richard F. Yates.]

About richardfyates

Compulsive creator of the bizarre and absurd. (Artist, writer, poet, provocateur...)
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