daphne & moonlight

daphne on the bonnet
of the car her father stole
off with your head daphne
in a black lake moonlight plays
inside me
in the wrong register
in the rearview
my legs below

her legs above
the moon is white
i slice peaches with magic
tricksย  ย  ย the solar system glosses
the buttons of my skirt
come closer to me
so you can see what is inside me
i mean, moonlight.


Charlie Baylis is from Nottingham. He is the Editor of Anthropocene.