Healthy

I went to get a physical today,
just because I haven’t got one
in years.
And the doctor told me that I
need to stop smoking,
and drink less,
and not get high so much,
or I’ll start doing hard drugs
that will kill me.
I said “ok.”
But going to the doctor’s
makes me nervous,
so when I left the office
I had a cigarette.
It was nice.
Then I went home and smoked
some weed and
drank a beer.
It hit the fucking spot.

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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