Oakland Highball

from by Kiran Leonard



we deal crabs to be like crabs to pinch like crabs to deal with you
we deal crabs to be like crabs to pinch like crabs to deal with you

late on a coal black night
i clutched my torso tight
i saw a crippling light
i fell to heaven's might
i felt the alien's grip;
the breeze began to drip,
and time began to slip
they brought me to a ship

and up and away, show day, circuses and animals
a wedding of the planets; lincoln at the altar and i
swear to the stars, my home's a land i do not recognise

i look at the glass, poised on my lap:
l'eau de la vie, i indulge; the aliens plead
look in the water below: what you see?

local pride exaggerated
lonely towns inebriated
(weary are noises)
damp grey lots and ditch molasses
beauty spots and broken glasses
praying for silence

so jump from the brawl, escape from it all,
now that's what i'd call
an oakland highball


from Bowler Hat Soup, released November 13, 2013


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