Sunday, August 19, 2012

A Poem by J.J. Campbell

after a glass of scotch

it's been over five
years since i have
fallen asleep in the
arms of a woman
i loved

loneliness has such
a cold detail to it
when it is attached
to time

and i simply need
to close my eyes to
welcome depression
to the fold

and pretty soon

after a glass of scotch

it's one of those nights

all over again
J.J. Campbell lives on a farm with his mother and a bunch of stray cats. He's been widely published over the years, most notably at Chiron Review, Nerve Cowboy, Zygote in My Coffee, Underground Voices and Thunder Sandwich. His first full length collection of poetry is due out in 2012 from Interior Noise Press. You can find him most days on his blog,

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