“Karl” by Richard O’Brien & Richard F. Yates


Karl was born with liquid arms,
but he did not count it among his charms.
Kids made fun as he flailed about,
because he was gangly, inside and out.

But when he grew and sought a trade,
Karl realized his path was laid.
He was the greatest hypnotist the world had seen,
and the mighty masses thought him keen.

He could wave his arms and make you turn
into a one-eyed boar or a broken butter churn.
He could make you think you were a fledgling duck
or a sociopathic president who doesn’t give a fig.

Now, this is important so listen close:
Clear your mind and allow a hypnotic dose;
just look into the picture and focus on Karl’s limbs,
and send Richard Yates valuable gems!

—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...)
This entry was posted in absurdism, art, digital art, drawings, humor, monsters, poems, poetry and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s