Street Smarts

You cataloged our flight,
Street by street.
I divided it by grades,
Cats didn’t work;
We’d move – new cat, black & white, same name.
You left out summers,
This gives me a springboard,
Into geographic history.
Lakeland Apartments in Norfolk, Virginia,
Lakeland Homes in Norfolk, Virginia,
Jefferson Street in Arlington, Virginia,
Kuche Yakhchāl in Tehran, Iran,
Khiabān Chehal Metri in Tehran, Iran-American,
Commodore Drive in Norfolk, Virginia,
Eaton Road in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania,
Kuche Bagh-i Same Agha in Shiraz, Iran,
Khiabān Ghaani in Tehran, Iran,
Arlington Avenue in Columbus, Ohio.


About Avery Cassell

Avery Cassell is a genderqueer San Francisco writer, poet, cartoonist, and artist who grew up in Iran. They live with their Maine Coon cat, Lulu, and bake yeasted waffles every Sunday morning. Behrouz Gets Lucky is their first novel. You can find their erotic short stories sprinkled in various anthologies, including Best Lesbian Erotica 2015 and Sex Still Spoken Here. Avery is currently working on a book of more of Behrouz and Lucky's shenanigans, a memoir, and an illustrated early reader children's book about a eight year old transgender boy and his family.
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