Charlie Baylis - Two Poems from "Santa Lucia"

Charlie Baylis

Two poems from "Santa Lucia"


private beach

the beauty of the city when the sun is rising.
the botanist collecting peas. classic god
shaped wholes envelop us. you.

a small private beach with white sands.
yew tree. unicorns graze. youths.
hitting blue with a hammer.

what’s wrong? everything i do is dumb.
a ballerina pirouetting with a rhino.
nothing left of my leather toes.

summer burns.
getaway while you can.



public beach

the beauty of the city when the sun is setting
the scientist in pea greens. classic god 
shaped holes envelop us. you.

a small public beach of see-through scenes
yew tree. ewes grazing. vous.
fucking the white sky with a hammer.

what’s wrong? what you do is dumb.
a ballerina pirouetting with a rhino. 
nothing left of my blue suede shoes.

summer hums.
getaway while you can.





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