Poetry Pause: Charlie Petch — Glom Glom Sunraises

Poet name: Charlie Petch Poem title: Glom Glom Sunraises Poem: Dawn was especially noisy today, as the three suns sprouted from horizon, as the lamprey loons sung whale songs, as your tentacle slipped from my gilled side. I opened one eyeball, to see the shine of us. Watched feathered spider flies steal the dust of our skin. Having no other eyeball to open, I slip from our volcano dome, to scavenge hopplepops for our breakfast, follow their giggles to find them. Your 7 limbs seem heavy for you today. So we turn off the magnets and float instead, tango in mid air. You push branches from my cheek, ask if I want to go see our egg sack. I spin around your head three times, because this is how we spell love. End of poem. Credits: Copyright © Charlie Petch Charlie C Petch is an award winning playwright, spoken word artist, haiku deathmaster, host and musical saw player. Petch is touring their spoken word theatre piece, "Mel Malarkey Gets the Bum's Rush" which got "Best of 2017" from Electric City Magazine for the radio play accompanying album "Odes & Acts". They have published books with WordPress and LyricalMyrical and poems with Descant, The Toronto Quarterly, Matrix and Oratorealis journals. They will be publishing a full length poetry book with Brick Books in Fall 2021. Petch is the creative director of "Hot Damn It's A Queer Slam" a multi-city touring poetry slam series, was the 2017 Poet of Honour for Spoken Word Canada, a member of the League of Canadian Poets and a Youth Mentor with TDSB Creates.