Among the Stars

I can remember
sitting in the
back seat of my
parents’ car
as a kid,
coming home from
my grandparents’ house,
or back from dinner.
I can remember
looking through
the window at
the stars, or
looking at my
own reflection
in the glass,
and I can remember
not really thinking
much of it.
I didn’t question
who I was, or
wonder about my place
in the universe.
I just looked and
sat quietly until
we got home.

Sometimes I wish
it was all still
like that.

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.

30 thoughts on “Among the Stars

  1. When I think about my childhood, I had the some outlook. Not thinking of where I would be in 10-20 years. I looked at the world so innocently and naive. I too would love to still feel that way!

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  2. I remember when I was six, I stood by the tracks staring at a freight train wishing I could hop on it and go far, far away from my home and school. When I was in the back seat of my parents car, and we were driving by a place with pretty trees, I would spit out the window small pieces of gum and pretend they were people who were going to make their home there in the beautiful trees. I don’t remember having a mind that wasn’t trying to work things out. Lol

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