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Bacon cooking in the background

by Joe Nasta 12 months ago in performance poetry · updated 5 months ago
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a poem I wrote while waiting for my bacon to be done

Bacon cooking in the background
Photo by Michelle @New Layer Photography on Unsplash

What if we thought about each other

at the same time accidentally

*

but ignored both of our easily located

phone numbers published on the internet

*

(that was just another spam call concerning

my car's limited warranty although I do

*

not have a driver's license) and wrote poems

to each other instead? Excruciating fun!

*

After work I take a break from feeling

bad to take a hot shower, walk the dog

*

and get ready for my other job

by reading Frank O'Hara earnestly

*

on camera. On Saturdays when the bus

wouldn't come for another hour

*

the shoulder of Bothell Way NE reminded

me of walking other highways with a beer,

*

thinking the same things, wondering

if you (or anyone) are thinking of me.

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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