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A glass of water

by Joe Nasta 12 months ago in performance poetry
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a poem about drinking water

A glass of water
Photo by Jong Marshes on Unsplash

Rethinking everything--

relationships, one job,

another, one place,

another. I washed

all of my dishes

and deep cleaned

the stove. I'm trying

to drink more water

and spend more time

near it. Makes me

remember walking

the beach on Christmas

two years ago in Newport,

sitting in the sand to read

A Season in Hell before

drinking a Bloody Mary

at one of the only open bars

in one of the hotels.

Alone, I didn't feel better

but I enjoyed myself.

Today we went to Green Lake

and sat near the soft breeze

and I felt calm even

with all the strollers,

joggers, bikers, and children

passing on the path behind us.

This poem is a part of my lunch poem series. During the month of December 2021, I will be reading poems by Frank O'Hara's Lunch Poems and writing some of my own. If you like this, check out my profile for more! And watch me read a poem by Frank:

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About the author

Joe Nasta

Hi! I'm Joe (ze/zir), a queer multimodal artist and writer. I work in Seattle & I write love poems.

@roflcoptermcgee on Instagram

@joenasta on TikTok

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