Sunday, July 28, 2013

Three Poems by J.J. Campbell

slice of utopia
the end of days dance
in your head as your
only child buries your
feet in the white sands
of a tropical beach
this slice of utopia is
your personal hell
a nightmare you never
envisioned or cared to
think would ever exist
you can't help but think
this is some form of
slavery and you can't
understand where the
happiness comes from
ill-equipped and never
prepared the demons
understand what must
be done
you son laughs as the
water rushes over his 
tears stream from the
corner of your eyes
when does a nightmare
ever have a happy ending
the princess myth
choking on the memories
of the princess myth and
other little girl fantasies
that somehow got twisted
in the minds of dirty old
one day it's the end of the
world and you're seeking
revenge for nearly 40
years of being shit on
the next you are begging
for forgiveness and
wondering what all the 
fuss was about
so whatever makes it
work in your mind
i'm an asshole
a hypocrite
some fake fuck that is
a one trick pony and a
rather worthless human
you never want to upset
the crazy bitch that thinks
she's on the right path
to whatever she believes
better is
don't feed the animals folks
certain creatures simply
belong in the zoo
behind glass
amusement for kids
on a field trip
bleed out rainbows
tattoo your mantra
on your hands and
take those fists and
knock down all the 
walls holding us
let the blood drip
on a blank canvas
and call it art
there's bound to be
some snob willing
to put the comma
in the right place
especially if you 
bleed out rainbows
and the fairytale
of a happy ending
whatever the fuck
that is anymore
J.J. Campbell (1976 - ?) lives and writes on a farm in Brookville, Ohio. He's been widely published over the years, most recently at The Camel Saloon, Dead Snakes, ART:Mag, Zygote in My Coffee, and Gutter Eloquence Magazine. His first full length collection of poems, Sofisticated White Trash, was recently published by Interior Noise Press. you can find J.J. most days on his highly entertaining blog, evil delights (

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