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.]