I want to pull a handful of dirt from the earth and listen to the heartbeat of the world for a little while, and remind myself that I live here, and not in this fucking phone. It’s easy to forget sometimes, with how much life I pour into these texts and Snapchats and Facebook updates, but I know that I came from this earth. I feel it in me. When I sit beneath the sun and let it hold me like my mother used to. That’s when I know for sure that I was born of this dirt. That’s when I know that the land is my brother, and the sky is my family, and everything around me is just more of me, too. I think I’m going to get high and have a reunion today.

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.

60 thoughts on “Reunion

  1. Such truth in these words. I recently deactivated my FB and only have my blog on WP now and NO other social media accounts. I needed to do exactly what you’re talking about. Find grounding. I love how you put this into written words. 😊

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      1. I think so. A necessity I believe. One of my aunties does a month of no social media every year. To reset. 😊

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  2. You are showing an other side of Lou here.Beautiully written and great”topic”.
    Leave ur phone on the table and go out barefoot in the park or some field….enjoy your reunion day with Mother Nature… step is grandmother moon…..u can do it

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      1. Of course there is more and of course to will…….dear we are in a perpetual adjustment so …..we are never a day the same of the previous πŸ˜‰except the pessimists,those are toxics today like they were yesterday and like they will be tomorrow 🀣🀣🀣I like ur writing very much….keep going and experimenting πŸ˜€

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  3. Yes! This was so good… It’s important to look away from screens sometimes just so we don’t go crazy. I wish I had lived in an era without smartphones.

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