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between sharing cigarettes and asking for money by J.J. Campbell

Posted in J.J. Campbell with tags on December 3, 2017 by Scot

 

a homeless
guy once told
me the easiest
way to cure
heartbreak
was to never
fall in love in
the first place

sound logic
from a man
married to a
new brown
paper bag
each and
every day

i told him
that wasn’t
practical
for myself

a relentless
romantic
doomed
from the
start

he laughed
and muttered
something about
a useless martyr

we all have
our battles
kid

choose the best
lover with the
weakest right
cross

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just around the corner by J.J. Campbell

Posted in J.J. Campbell with tags on August 25, 2017 by Scot

 

lift
a glass
of
something
strong

and
remember
when that
beautiful
woman
used to
tell you
forever
was just
around
the corner

now imagine
what her life
is like out west
with her family

thousands of
miles away
from you

forever
is leaning
up against
the wall

begging
to be put
in your
mouth

humidity and hate by J.J. Campbell

Posted in J.J. Campbell with tags on March 8, 2017 by Scot

 

one storm after
another

summer in the
midwest

it’s all humidity
and hate

the rain supposedly
keeps the crime
rate down

i guess someone
going to commit
murder doesn’t
have time for an
umbrella

a poncho could
get in the way
of pulling a gun
quickly

and no one wants
their best hoodie
to feel like a wet
dog after a few
minutes in the
rain

there must be no
crime at all in the
pacific northwest