Friday, February 22, 2013

J.J. Campbell- Two Poems

temptation slowly taking the stage

desire drips
off her lips
like honey

slowly taking
the stage

all the curves
in all the right

she must be
new at this

not a cynical
scar anywhere
on her

you tuck in 
a few dollars
knowing that
given some

she'll be beaten
like the rest of

broken down to
the point where

you think you
may just have
a chance

pure evil

i almost forgot
what pure evil
looked like

but then your
venomous head
popped back up
in my life

it's quite the fine
line you walk
being pure evil
while convincing
the whole world
you're the real

one fine line when
you don't possess
the motor skills
to walk and chew
gum at the same

and as i sit here
and ponder my
next move

simply ignore or
have you

i can't help
but think both
of us secretly
wish that killer
on the loose in
your state makes
his way up north

and does the right 
thing and put you
out of your misery

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 (

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