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Suburban Paris

after "The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist" and "Geography of an Adultery" by Agnès Riva

By Joe NastaPublished 7 months ago 1 min read

Your house is an absolute stunner

we’ve been admiring on Google Earth.

A shame about the raspberry bush but

the in-ground pool is nice — too bad

somebody sliced the vinyl lining.


Don’t worry about the hide-a-key

under the barbecue, we know

yr wrap-around porch sliding glass

door’s always unlocked. Nothing’s

missing, we just wanted to be near


all of your things, needed to feel

yr carpet on the soles of our feet,

run our palms along the smooth

kitchen island granite. Littered

Lipton tea bags & an empty glass


when you return from vacation.

Shifted couches just an inch odd

in the living room and half-drunk

bottles of Grey Goose vodka.

We left the basement TV on Bravo.

Previously published in Dude - Note in a Bottle 13


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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