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by Joe Nasta 3 months ago in love poems
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after Michelangelo's blackmailer

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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 author

Joe Nasta

Hi! I'm Joe (ze/zir), a queer multimodal artist and writer. I work at Third Place Books in Seattle.

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