Sandpaper and Phantom Rainbows

By Gabrielle Jordan

When I saw him last, 
He wore grey bananas on his feet
He had a pirate's hat between his teeth
Long last the man from Oliver Kitten arrived on the shores of my head
How was he to bring such a large basket of straws and ask me to bloom a white rose
You have been back he said with a twirl of a red gem
Yellow kittens for my pleasure,
Only one black dog
Keep roaring up the hill, don't stop
Take the bottom off the wheel
You won't need it soon
You are on your way down
The pink parade will catch your fall
Dolphins everywhere
Even under my old brown coat