Wednesday, May 1, 2013

J.J. Campbell- A Poem

fools lose control

dance

you scream 
to the demons
below

dance like we
have a rhythm
unknown to this
world

the end of love
is coming around
the bend in the
road

fools lose control
and watch destiny
slip right out of
their hands

but the wise ones

the ones with a
bit of grey on
the temples

the ones that have
skin toughened
with the countless
heartbreaks of
before

this ain't the first
rodeo

you'd be amazed
at how far handling
this shit with ease
goes in the eyes of
a woman





J.J. Campbell (1976 - ?) lives and writes on an 80 acre farm in Ohio. He's been widely published over the years, most recently at Carcinogenic Poetry, The Camel Saloon, Zygote In My Coffee, Thunder Sandwich, and Nerve Cowboy. His first full length collection of poems, Sofisticated White Trash, is due out in 2013 from Interior Noise Press. You can find J.J. most days on his blog, evil delights (http://evildelights.blogspot.com).

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