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after Michelangelo's blackmailer

By Joe NastaPublished about a year ago 1 min read
Runner-Up in From Across the Room Challenge
Photo by visuals on Unsplash

If we die, it will be laughing

hard enough to suffocate

or fall off chairs, crack

open our skulls --

I want to lose everything

steeped in your joy.

No, I want to contain

each extreme simul

taneous, then feel

nothing. Tell me obscene

jokes & desires. Whatever

you want me I already

am, soaked in milk or

cerebral fluid. Maybe

for a moment we can live

& then finally be empty.

**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.**

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About the Creator

Joe Nasta

Hi! I'm a queer multimodal artist writing love poems in Seattle, one half of the art and poetry collective Eat Yr Manhood, and head curator of Stone Pacific Zine. Work in The Rumpus, Occulum, Peach Mag, dream boy book club, and others. :P

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