Stephen Daniels






this love was battered eventually

it started naked with its scales

shining and its eyes vacant

now they are covered

coated and ready


a flick of batter

to test the temperature

followed by a splash

and disruption of fat

to make this love quickly


the cook wipes his hand

with a stained blue tea-towel

and returns to his till

punching the numbers

with each definite press


£5 for this love




Stephen Daniels is the editor of Amaryllis Poetry. His poetry has been published in numerous magazines and websites. His debut pamphlet  Tell Mistakes I Love Them was published in 2017 by V. Press. Find out more at


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