Sounds Like Me

I haven’t touched these words in so long that they got covered in dust. And now I feel rusty as I try to readjust them. I can’t remember how where they were supposed to go. The order seems messed up. Or the purpose is missing. Or maybe they were just shitty words to begin with. That seems possible. I was probably just drunk when I spat them out. Drunk or high. Writing them just to write them. Writing them just to get the thoughts out of me. I must have been too fucked up to say them out loud. I probably was. Because this actually seems like something a drunk man would say to me at the end of the night when the party is winding down but the music is still playing loud and I can only make out fragments of what he says. A drunk man who can’t figure out how to write. It sounds like me.

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.

47 thoughts on “Sounds Like Me

  1. Lou? Is this you? If your words make no sense, you’re probably just tense, your terse and rhyme out of whack, but try if you must, to get back on that bus, it’s the finest way to shake off the rust.

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  2. β€œ I can’t remember how where they were supposed to go. β€œ I cannot remember how AND where the were supposed to go. I found this wee typo. It may actually not even be a typo but an error left there purposely on your part. Perhaps to make your narration muddleheaded. πŸ™‚ great writing style and very enthralling!

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