Oranges and Metaphors

I’ve been trying to find
the right metaphor
to describe her,
like picking a ripe orange
from an orange tree.
They all sort of seem
like they would be fine.
And I’ve never been picky
about oranges.
But I know one is the best.
It’s on the tree somewhere.
I’m just too lazy to find it,
like I’m too lazy to find
this fucking metaphor.
She’s probably more of
a strawberry anyway.
Fuck oranges.
And metaphors.

Published by lou rasmus

Lou Rasmus is an independent author from Chicago, IL. His works are largely focused on exploring the meaning of life โ€“ or lack thereof โ€“ 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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