Saturday, October 10, 2015

Three Poems by J. J. Campbell

broken fortune cookies

whispers in the
middle of the

star crossed lovers
trying to hold on
for a few more

the future is
written inside
broken fortune

there are no
winning numbers

that rainbow has
no gold at the end
of it

bottle up your
hatred and despair
and sell it on the
open market

the last woman
on earth will smile
and finally invite
you in

crush your fears

the pictures have
faded like the
memory of you
in my arms

i always wanted
to crush your
fears and laugh
with you one
day when we
made it to the

i failed at that

there is no sorry
that will bring
you back to me

these gentle tears
are all i have left

i let them soak
into the paper

one by one

the first kiss

the first

the last lazy
weekend in

the goodbye
i never saw

the evil urges within

the old voices
fill my veins
with enough

here comes
a beauty

and even
though i am
this will not
end up well

my cynical
ass can't say
no to a body
like that

this is when
the evil urges
within remind
me that

i enjoy the
abuse from
time to time

J.J. Campbell has give up the farm life and is now trapped in suburbia.  He's been widely published over the years, most recently at Nerve Cowboy, This is Poetry Vol. 2, Dead Snakes, Pyrokinection, and Horror Sleaze Trash.  You can find J.J. most days at his highly entertaining blog, evil delights.

1 comment:

  1. I hope you may walk in love and find new life in that way, that person good for you and your future.