I got so bored today
– So fucking bored –
On my way home from work,
I thought about swerving across the median of this two-way highway,
Into oncoming traffic,
And driving head-first into a sixteen-wheeler.

I thought about my head splitting into a hundred little fragments of bone against the windshield;

Bone and
Blood and
Teeth and

I thought about my ribcage collapsing on my heart
And stabbing into the muscle,
While the damn thing is still going

And I bet my brain would splatter into a
, I thought,
Still driving home.

But then I smoked a joint,
And I wasn’t so bored anymore.

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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