Waiting for Her

I’m standing outside,
waiting for her to
finish her drink.
I told her I wanted
a cigarette.
She said she didn’t
want to be rushed.
I said, “don’t hurry.”
But I’ve been out here
for ten minutes now,
and I’m not sure
where she is.
I smoke another cigarette.
She’s still inside.
Then I say “fuck it” and leave.
I’m sure she’ll go home
with someone else anyway.


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.

19 thoughts on “Waiting for Her

  1. Didn’t see that coming.

    Sorry love. Either you need to communicate better for you need to get your needs filled elsewhere. This thing doesn’t seem win/win to me. I could be wrong. I kind of need an emotional masochist around me being a bit sadistic and all…but it’s go to be mutually beneficial. Right?

    Don’t ask me though. I know nothing. Still trying to figure it all out as I go along. 😞 hug! ❤️

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  2. I woke up
    This morning
    Scratched my nuts
    Nuked some Coffee
    From yesterday.
    Went in
    Took a dump
    Realized it was Kleenex
    Or nothing
    And wished this
    Was on paper
    So I could wipe
    With it.
    Carry on. Sucks to be you. Next.

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      1. Of course. It’s not art, it’s entertainment. I thought about opening a site for this sort of thing, with merit badges and everything like the stuffy, boring short story people have. You know, win this month’s flash SOC, get to pee in Starbucks without buying anything.

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