I’m not going to smile
because I don’t want to
mislead you,
but I’ll show you these teeth
because that seems real.
And I’m not deepressed,
just so that’s clear.
But I’m not happy, either,
because it seems weird
to be happy with
the way things are
in the world.
I just think that
some things are cool,
and some things are shit.
Life is weird.
So I’ll show you my teeth
if I want to.
Show yours too.

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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