Poetry from J.J. Campbell

J.J. Campbell

a passion for life
she has this
listless look
in her eyes
i once saw fire,
emotion, a passion
for life that burned
like arson
the circle is closing
death is inevitable
only the lucky ever
die happy
the rest of us can
only hope to find
something that
isn't too painful
pure fucking misery
here comes
the rain again
a hot august
creeping along
pure fucking
one of these days
i'll be lucky enough
to fall asleep in bed
and never wake up
of course, that kind
of wishful thinking
hasn't got me anywhere
i ever wanted to be
hole in the world town
i never understood why
anyone would want to
live around a ton of
whenever i travel south
for one of my mother's
medical appointments
i see all the traffic
all these overpriced
the schools aren't any
better and neither are
the drugs
i'll take my little hole
in the world town and
just be fine
this is my life now
sitting in the car
watching it rain
insert random
healthcare facility
and any day of the
week and this pretty
much is my life now
and i don't want to
come off like i hate
taking care of
my aging mother
or that my life would
be oh so much better
if i was the rich one
instead of my sister
the way the choices
and consequences
came down were
how it was meant
to be
i accept that
but i'd be stupid if
i wasn't planning
or at the very least,
dreaming of what
my life will be once
death enters the picture
like some math equation
not sure how many
times i'm going to
know i'm ready to
die for it to actually
fucking happen
even my patience
for that is running
i wish this was like
some math equation
which would mean
life would be the
answer to this shit
sadly, i know that
isn't the case
if only...

J.J. Campbell (1976 – ?) is currently trapped in suburbia, plotting his escape. He’s been widely published over the years, most recently at The Beatnik Cowboy, Terror House Magazine, Horror Sleaze Trash, Misfit Magazine and Mad Swirl. You can find him most days on his mildly entertaining blog, evil delights. (https://evildelights.blogspot.com)

2 thoughts on “Poetry from J.J. Campbell

  1. J.J.
    I’m glad we’re both still writing poetry. Hang in there!
    Stephen Jarrell Williams

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