My bookmark is
a coaster,
because I don’t read
without a drink,
so I keep it between
the pages,
that way I don’t
have to think…
Ha, what a shitty
little rhyme.
I read at night,
I drink at night,
and this way,
I always have
a coaster ready, too.
The only funny part
is that I don’t need
to use the coaster
in the first place.
My furniture is
pretty shitty,
and whether it
has moisture rings
on it or not,
it’s still going
to be pretty shitty.
Maybe that’s the

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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