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by Joe Nasta 6 months ago in heartbreak
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I'm not who I wanted to be

Virulent madness & everything

you touch dies with you.

//

After a few weeks I remembered

power and forgot

//

everything I believed in —

I tried riding the motorcycle

//

but couldn’t put it into gear.

I’m not who I wanted to be.

//

I’m mad as hell and I’m not

gonna take this any more.

//

I walked around thinking

about you, feeling bad.

//

It started drizzling. How

it makes me wonder if

//

I imagined everything

until my jacket soaked

//

through.

//

(steals from the movie “Network”)

Joe Nasta (ze/zir) is a queer writer and mariner based in Seattle. Joe is one half of the art and poetry collective Eat Yr Manhood with Cass Garison. Zir first book can be read for free on issuu and zir work has been published in The Rumpus, Entropy, PRISM International, Peach Mag, and others. Ze co-curates a zine of unconventional art and writing at stonepacificzine.com and is currently part of the 2022 Collective Autonomy in Practice Cohort with the Operating System/Liminal Lab.

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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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