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 queer butch San Francisco writer, poet, cartoonist, and artist who grew up in Iran.
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