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Charlie Baylis

Charlie Baylis is from Nottingham, England. He is the Editor of Anthropocene. His poetry has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize and once for the Forward Prize. His most recent publication is Swimming (the Red Ceiling Press) He spends his spare time completely adrift of reality.  



hello kitty ii

jenny left japan low 45s hello kitty

japan drizzly jenny dizzy my head in her hands

double helix boom tokyo lit up in red eyes

stadium lights soft sleepless sighs

oboe blow neon night too much fucking neon

o no yoko i am the jealous guy y alors?

so am i suck your supermarket sushi

i hope you are still hunting me

the gates of hell beckon crayola violence

haunted by tumbleweed black beatles trolling beneath the eaves

a splash of lemon on your knees oranges and broken dreams

thrown at me a flash of teeth jenny flips up the piano

bubbles debubble in the milkshakes of tokyo

how long before the show begins?


diego maradona

compressed through indifference

fuck these mutherfuckers

bite the heads off the bears

in the plane crash

toss your belongings to the atlantic

flick a v at the pilot fucking idiot can’t even drown

nonchalance exubérance en permanence

diego maradona stade de france

neon eyed delinquent the ball at his feet

the show about to begin

hard worker seventy million dollars

in the back of a cab

do you think through bars

we reach anywhere higher



i open a box

caging the

light of a star



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