Saturday, June 8, 2013

J.J. Campbell- Two Poems

who needs the future

i'll wipe away
all your tears
of frustration
with my tongue

i was always
a sucker for a
damsel in
anything that
came close to

i'll gladly give
up the last 20
years of my life
just to hold you
on a warm

who needs the
future when the
right now happens
to be the only
happiness you
can ever remember

the trick is
learning how
to hold on
it to death
the drugs to fix us

hopeless quickly
becomes helpless
as a chill enters
the night air

we were once
brilliant fighting

and undefeated

what are we now

these fear riddled
masses of humanity

hidden from society

just another burden
on the system

they are still working
on the drugs to fix us

tired of being a lab
rat the corner pusher
will have to do
for tonight

jail beats a park bench
when the full moon
brings out all the
others demons

being social is not
one of my redeeming
J.J. Campbell (1976 - ?) lives and writes on a farm in Brookville, Ohio. He's been widely published over the years, most recently at The Camel Saloon, ART:Mag, Zygote in My Coffee, Gutter Eloquence Magazine, and Hidden Animals. His first full length collection of poems, Sofisticated White Trash, was recently published by Interior Noise Press. You can find J.J. most days on his highly entertaining blog, evil delights (

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