Asleep at the Wheel

There’s a car at
The top of a hill,
Speeding towards
An intersection
Where the light
Just turned yellow
And then going
Even faster still,
Like it’s on a
Mission to kill,
Like it’s a metal
Bullet made for evil.
Then the light turns red,
And other cars start passing
Through the intersection…
This car is going to fucking crash,
It’s going to happen, just like that,
And then my eyes open,
And I slam on the brakes,
“Shit!” I shout, but
I’m already too late.

Published by lou rasmus

Lou Rasmus is an independent author from Chicago, IL. His works are largely focused on exploring the meaning of life ā€“ or lack thereof ā€“ 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.

5 thoughts on “Asleep at the Wheel

  1. Ah well Lou. Hope you did not just give away a free meal ticket for life and bring on eternal court dates and wretchedness for yourself.

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    1. Lou, this convo is happening near me and thought Iā€™d share. Girl says she told her guy after they had a downhill car crash accident that she was swollen up because of his recklessness, knowing it was not true. Her ploy got him to drop caution & her what she wanted.

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