Poetry from J.J. Campbell

 

taste of a better life
 
i can still see
forever in the
eyes of the first
woman i ever
loved
 
nearly thirty
fucking years
since i had my
first taste of a
better life
 
i’m not sure
which god i
pissed off
along the
way
 
no soul
deserves
to be tortured
this much
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exhaustion
 
never have a best friend
battling breast cancer
and mental illness at
the same damn time
 
it’s exhausting
 
especially when you
have your own mountain
of shit you have to climb
each day
——————————————————————
another glimpse of society
 
another day
 
another medical
center
 
another glimpse
into a society i
no longer identify
with
 
another time to
try to look up the
dress of someone
across the waiting
room
 
another angry
response
 
another day
where my dirty
soul gets to shine
———————————————————————-
all the old traps again
 
i’m falling into all
the old traps again
 
paranoia
 
self-doubt
 
i always thought
experience would
kill all this shit
off
 
fifteen years later
 
i’ve never wanted
to live
 
once again
 
i have a chance
to figure some
shit out again
 
and maybe have
sex with a beautiful
woman along the
way
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to a dream woman that lives in rome
 
you drive me crazy
 
but in the sweetest
ways possible
 
i can’t wait to taste
you and hold you
on a starry night
on the other side
of the world
 
lips like a dream
where i have fallen
into an ocean of
love
 
how does one get
so lucky to find
the most beautiful
woman in the
world