I have lotion in the
wrinkles of my skin,
hoping that I don’t crack
from the weather,
I mean
the pressure
of these stressors
that control my life,
like worrying about
if I’m doing enough
with myself,
or if I’m ever going
to finish my book,
fuck it.
There’s not enough
Lubriderm in the world
to heal those

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.

10 thoughts on “Lotion

  1. Fear not, my degenerate friend: if you are enjoying the process of your poetry, your writing, your drinking and your pussy hunting, then your life has more purpose than most. ‘Tis not the end result that matters , but the journey,

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