red velvet


the door opens: lucy in the sky spins kaleidoscope eyes
a sharp knife sharpening in the heart of a pig.
the beauty of the mind as it shines, twisting devilishly

like the warm summer breeze up a red skirt. red velvet
landmines exploding under the arc du triumph. liberace
in stripes strolls the las vegas strip. the door closes.

your grandmother shoots from a cannon into the mona lisa
penguins parade past pablo picasso’s parlour party -pow!
a shot skied in celebration takes down the sun, the moon.

the door opens. julius ceasar rolls an egg of an iceberg
london bridge is crawling down. wayne sleep drowns.
the drone strikes. the embassy is closed for the weekend.



Charlie Baylis
Illustration Nick Victor

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