Do You Really Like Me?

478px-William_John_Hennessy_-_The_Dandelion_ClockThe oddest things pop through my head when I’m walking the dog. This little chant started echoing in time with my steps tonight as we took our usual trot. No idea what it means, if anything, but thought I’d share. Does it mean anything to you?

I swear… what the heck is with all these kid rhymes?

Do You Like Me?

Do you really like me?

Because I don’t really care

if you think I’m nice or funny

or if I’m in clean underwear.

Do you really like me?

It doesn’t matter either way

because I know I like me

and that’s what makes my day.


About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit or
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