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'sick love' by Charlie Baylis



after william blake


william you are sick

washing cat’s hair with your sweet sweat

maintaining the bathwater’s heat with the left tap, the right tap


william you are sick

burning bacon in blue mornings

when you hover over the ampersand in wonder


william you are sick

cat’s head above the bubbles

yell to your friends about strange halos in the dust


william you are sick

coming down the hill with red vodka & cigarettes

searching for the dream where your heroine comes


william you are sick

cat lifts the bathwater above the stars

look up the invisible worm flies to the rose



Copyright. Charlie Baylis.


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. His most recent publication is Santa Lucía (Invisible Hand Press). He spends his spare time completely adrift of reality.









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