It’s funny,
That we’re all gonna die.
No matter how much
We all deny
That we’re gonna die.
The young and the old and the frail and the strong,
Each and every one of us believes that he or she – or I – can live forever…



Until they can’t.

Heart Disease,
Hit by a fucking truck.

There is no God,
Or Jesus,
Or Heaven.

No devil,
Or goat hooves,
Or hell.

Things just happen,
And we’re all gonna die.
Or tomorrow,
Or the next day.

And then it’s all over.

Which is why porn is great.
It takes your mind off things.

Published by lou rasmus

Lou Rasmus is an independent author from Chicago, IL. His works are largely focused on exploring the meaning of life – or lack thereof – while the themes of love, relationships, and self-loathing are also central to many of his stories. His upcoming novel, Primrose Isle, will be his third self-published title. Grapefruit Juice, a collection of bitter poems and short stories, and DEAD RED FISH, his semi-autobiographical debut novel about a young man coming to age on a road trip with his childhood friends, are also available on Amazon.

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