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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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