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Exercise in Longing

by Joe Nasta 9 months ago in art
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I can imagine any future - after David Hockney's iPad paintings

Exercise in Longing
Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash

Plug in for the next generation:

One foot out of a loafer,

Bright colors & reflective surfaces,

Many different kinds of cactus.

The sunset will glisten stronger

If you turn your phone slightly

To the left. I'm talking electric

Impulse. Think empty ferries.

The picture could be of you

Or it could be of nobody else

Because none of the glasses or mugs

Have any liquid in them & I can imagine

Any future crosshatched or dotted in yellow

Or teal, whether we remember our cameras or not.

**This poem was a part of my Love Poems project, which I wrote about in my Field Notes Series and you can read on Medium. I will be posting more of the Love Poems here on Vocal as well.**


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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