Material Things

I don’t take care of myself
but that’s ok,
because we live in a day and age
when material things are
more important anyway.
And I have a lot of things:
clothes
and hats
and diamond earrings.
The more the better
I think,
or they say,
yeah,
the more the better,
that’s how the commercials go.
And I do feel better now,
with all of my shit,
because material things
give me value,
and status,
and a passion for
style and fashion
that I didn’t know I had.
I just can’t help but
wonder where we’d be
if the ads told us
to take care of ourselves?

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.

54 thoughts on “Material Things

  1. But they do! They tell us to buy vitamins and food complements and liquid collagen. And what about all those face creams, lotions, body butters? Shampoos to make our hair shine, gels to make them rise?

    Great post, Lou!

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  2. I don’t think we would do what those ads tell us to do. Like, I saw videos on how to exercise while sitting in a chair. I thought, “Hey, I can do that!” because I can’t stand for long or walk far. But have I actually done it yet? No. But I am seriously considering doing it!

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