Tuesday, April 7, 2015

J. J. Campbell- Three Poems

a wintry revenge

some rodent says
we're going to
have six more
weeks of winter

i look at all the
snow piled up
on the street and
think someone
should go kill
that little fucker
and make a stew
getting back on two feet

wash away your
sins in another
bottle of expensive

stare through these
dirty windows and
wonder about the
life that passed you

that beautiful woman
you got down on
your knees for

the nightmares of
getting back on two 
feet after the coldest
no ever

you try not to think
that you should have
killed yourself the
following day

16 years and still

when does time
get around to taking
away this pain
unemployed dreamer

my mother is
getting old

her health is
slowly getting
worse and she
openly talks
about death
and killing
herself in

my sister is
that this
house she
helped buy
is going to 
turn into she
bought her
dreamer of
a brother a
home he
didn't earn

and i think
about all the
years i have
listened to
my mother
bitch about
and the endless
grieving for
her soulmate

i suppose my
sister and i
have different
of earned
J.J. Campbell (1976 - soon) has given up life on the farm for life a few houses away from a retirement village. He's been widely published over the years, most recently at Horror Sleaze Trash, Your One Phone Call, Pyrokinection, The Camel Saloon and ZYX. He's got a few projects in the works, so keep your eyes on the rest of 2015. but don't hold your breath... you will eventually die. You can find J.J. most days when he's not moving boxes of shit from one place to another, on his blog, evil delights. (http://evildelights.blogspot.com)