Charlie Baylis: a poem



martian fruit


the sun shines on her leaves

serves you coffee and oranges

in her boat on the loch

calm down and let the words come

a little tension helps the pot boil

a little lift among the coffee and oranges

the right level of emulsion neither too much nor too

oh piss off you old goat



Charlie Baylis is from Nottingham, England. He is the Editor of Anthropocene and the Chief Editorial Advisor of Broken Sleep Books. His poetry has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize and once for the Forward Prize, and he has also been shortlisted for a Saboteur Award for Best Reviewer of Literature. His most recent publication is Santa Lucía (Invisible Hand Press).