When I tell my friends
that I write poetry,
they usually tell me
that I’m a faggot.
And then I tell them
that they shouldn’t call
people faggots.
I say it’s offensive.
But then they say
that it’s only offensive
to faggots.
And so I let it go.
I turn to my phone.
And I start writing
a poem about how my
friends love sucking
Those faggots.

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.

38 thoughts on “Faggots

  1. Got me smiling here, I don’t even tell people I write, when they tell my what is my work I just lie and say I’m in construction. That was before some years ago, now I do say I’m a fag that I write with all my instinctive might. I rhyme and intertwine and then I leave them behind.
    So that was weird, but you got the point. They want to fight, no problem not a fag, they want to drink more no problem I’ll over drink them (kind of a problem that one), they want to bullshit no problem you can’t bullshit a bullshiter, but they can do what I can do? Write? No they can’t, can I do what they do for example being in the hot freaking garage making the motorcicly function…..I can, can I be a bartender…..I can, I have worked in all types of jobs in my 35 years of existence but, can they do what I do? No they can’t. And they better not call me a faf on my face, I do have quite a violent temper when they push me too much, working on it though. But, no, I can do what they do and they will never be able to do what I do, as bad as it is, is my art with mostly all my heart.

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