Saturday, 8 April 2017

Eve (dumped)

by Charlotte De'Ath


mug me with a switchblade
cut out all soft words
until i surrender
like the codling moth to an apple
worming your way
to the very core of my heart

foetally uncurling i opened
my body to you
my moon
who shines through stabbed holes
in my universe
(un-verse) star-set and ambush

i lay alone
bed soaked and still
as a seahorse fossil
gazing up at starfish constellations
tagging time zones
through graffiti mascara


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Charlotte was born in the east end of London but now lives in an idyllic cottage situated deep in the beautiful Suffolk countryside.  She has published one chapbook ‘Kicks To Hypnotise Suburban Daughters’ by Erbacce Press, and a further one of dark urban fairy tales is in the making.  She spends most of her free time playing with the Clueless Collective at: www.cluelesscollective.co.uk.